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Scholar Exchange – Article II: The Presidency and the Executive Branch

December 1, 2021 - December 3, 2021

In this session, students will explore the powers of the president. The class will take a close look at Article II of the Constitution, which addresses the presidency and the executive branch.

Scholar Exchange – Article II: The Executive Branch Featuring Michael Gerhardt

December 3, 2021

In this Fun Friday Session, Michael Gerhardt, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina School of Law and National Constitution Center scholar-in-residence, joins Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion on Article II of the Constitution and the executive branch of our government.

Poetry and the Constitution

December 8, 2021

Literature professors and political scientists discuss the intersection of American poetry and the U.S. Constitution.

Scholar Exchange – Article III: Supreme Court in Review: From Judicial Selection to Current Cases

December 8, 2021 - December 10, 2021

In this session, students explore Article III of the U.S. Constitution, which defines the powers of the judicial branch and the Supreme Court.

Scholar Exchange – Article III: The Judicial Branch Featuring Judge Marjorie Rendell

December 10, 2021

In this Fun Friday Session, the Hon. Marjorie Rendell, senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, joins Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion on Article III of the Constitution and the judicial branch of our government.

Live Virtual Tour: Signers’ Hall and Constituting Liberty

December 14, 2021

On the eve of Bill of Rights Day, the Center will host of live virtual tour of Signers’ Hall and Constituting Liberty.

Members-Only Bill of Rights Tour

December 14, 2021

Members can experience the iconic Signers' Hall and the Constituting Liberty exhibit through a live virtual tour on the Bill of Rights.

Educator Professional Learning Series: Civil Dialogue and Constitutional Conversations

December 14, 2021

From September through December, the National Constitution Center will host 90-minute virtual professional learning workshops for educators interested in developing civil dialogue skills with their students.

Educator Professional Learning: The Principles of the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution: Popular Sovereignty, Natural Rights, and the Rule of Law

December 15, 2021

In this session, participants will examine the form of government established by the Constitution, and its key ideas.

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 2021

The National Constitution Center honors the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to our Constitution, which protect some of our most essential freedoms.

The Meaning of Equality in America

December 15, 2021

Scholars discuss the original and evolving meaning of human equality in the United States of America.

Scholar Exchange – Slavery in America: The Constitution to Reconstruction

December 15, 2021 - December 17, 2021

In this session, students engage in a conversation on slavery in America from the Constitution to Reconstruction. This session will explore the Constitution; the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments; and the Reconstruction founders’ vision of a “Second Founding” for our nation.

Virtual Scouting Program: Law and Government

December 16, 2021

All Rise! Participants will explore the American legal system with a panel discussion, interactive courtroom program, and more!

Winter Break

December 26, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Don’t take a break from learning this winter—head to the National Constitution Center for engaging programs and activities!

Scholar Exchange – Canonical/Landmark Cases Class

January 5, 2022 - January 7, 2022

In this session, students explore the history of the Supreme Court and landmark Supreme Court cases from Marbury v. Madison (1803) to the Roberts Court.

Scholar Exchange – The Civil Rights Movement, the Warren Court, and Landmark Civil Rights Laws

January 12, 2022 - January 14, 2022

In this session, students explore the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movement; the Warren Court; and landmark civil rights laws enacted by Congress.

Scholar Exchange – The Civil Rights Movement Featuring Hasan Kwame Jeffries

January 14, 2022

In this Friday Session, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University, joins Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, to explore the civil rights movement.

Educator Professional Learning: Slavery in America: From the Founding to America’s Second Founding

January 19, 2022

Participating educators will engage in a conversation on slavery in America from the Constitution to Reconstruction.

Scholar Exchange – The 14th Amendment and Incorporation

January 19, 2022 - January 21, 2022

In this session, students explore the 14th Amendment and the battles for equality in America. The class examines the clauses of the 14th Amendment and the battle over their meaning from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on marriage equality in Obergefell.

Virtual Scouting Program: Expanding Equality

January 20, 2022

Who are “We, the People?” Participants will explore our nation’s history with special programs, a live virtual tour, plus a special panel discussion with historians, museum professionals, and others.

Scholar Exchange – The 14th Amendment Featuring Christopher R. Riano

January 21, 2022

In this Fun Friday Session, Christopher R. Riano, president of the Center for Civic Education, joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a conversation on the 14th Amendment and the battle over its meaning from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on marriage equality in Obergefell.

Scholar Exchange – Article V: The Amendment Process; What is your 28th Amendment?

January 26, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Join the National Constitution Center as we explore amending the U.S. Constitution. What is the amendment process, when has it been done before, and why did the framers write this into the Constitution in the first place?

Scholar Exchange – First Amendment: Speech and Press

February 2, 2022 - February 4, 2022

In this session, students will examine the historical context and the drafting of the First Amendment—focusing especially on the factors motivating America’s founding generation.

Scholar Exchange – First Amendment Speech and Press Featuring David French

February 4, 2022

In this Fun Friday Session, writer David French joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion on the First Amendment freedoms of speech and the press.

Scholar Exchange – First Amendment: Religion

February 9, 2022 - February 11, 2022

In this session, students will examine the historical context and the drafting of the First Amendment’s free exercise and establishment clauses. Students will examine the protections enshrined in the First Amendment’s religion clauses.

Educator Professional Learning: The 14th Amendment and the Battle for Freedom and Equality in America

February 16, 2022

During this session, participants will explore the 14th Amendment and the battles for equality in America.

Scholar Exchange – First Amendment: Assembly and Petition

February 16, 2022 - February 18, 2022

In this session, students will engage in a conversation on the First Amendment’s assembly and petition clauses, and how these freedoms are defined in an age of new technology.

Virtual Scouting Program: Election Connections

February 17, 2022

Step right up and cast your ballot! In this session, participants will explore the role of the presidency, learn about the history of voting, and test their knowledge of American elections!

Scholar Exchange – The 14th Amendment and Incorporation (February)

February 23, 2022 - February 25, 2022

In this session, students explore the 14th Amendment and the battles for equality in America. The class examines the clauses of the 14th Amendment and the battle over their meaning from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on marriage equality in Obergefell.

Scholar Exchange – The Civil Rights Movement, the Warren Court, and Landmark Civil Rights Laws (March)

March 2, 2022 - March 4, 2022

In this session, students explore the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movement; the Warren Court; and landmark civil rights laws enacted by Congress.

Scholar Exchange – 19th Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote

March 9, 2022 - March 11, 2022

In this session, students will trace the roots of the women’s rights movement—from early reform efforts in the 1800s to the ultimate decision to pursue voting rights.

Scholar Exchange: The 19th Amendment Featuring Martha S. Jones

March 11, 2022

In this Fun Friday Session, Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University, joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion on the 19th Amendment, with a focus on voting rights of African American women.

Educator Professional Learning: First Amendment: Speech and Press

March 16, 2022

Participants will examine the historical context and the drafting of the First Amendment—focusing especially on the factors motivating America’s founding generation.

Scholar Exchange – Constitution 101: The Constitutional Convention (March)

March 16, 2022 - March 18, 2022

In this session, students will examine the issues and events that led to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, including the weakness of the Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion, and the growing need for a new national government.

Scholar Exchange – Constitution 101: The Constitutional Convention Featuring Jill Lepore

March 18, 2022

In this Fun Friday Session, Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and writer for The New Yorker, joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion on the issues and events in early America that led to the Constitutional Convention.

Scholar Exchange – Slavery in America: The Constitution to Reconstruction (March)

March 23, 2022 - March 25, 2022

In this session, students engage in a conversation on slavery in America from the Constitution to Reconstruction. This session will explore the Constitution; the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments; and the Reconstruction founders’ vision of a “Second Founding” for our nation.

Scholar Exchange – Amendment Review: 27 Amendments in 27 Minutes…27 Minutes—Give or Take a Few! (March)

March 30, 2022 - April 1, 2022

In this fast-paced and fun session, students will review all of the 27 amendments added to the Constitution, and explore the big ideas and changes that each one has made on our system of government.

Scholar Exchange – The Bill of Rights, Incorporation, and Voting Rights

April 6, 2022 - April 8, 2022

In this session, students study the Bill of Rights—its rights, its protections and limitations on government—and the process by which it was discussed, debated, and ratified. Students will also explore how the Bill of Rights affects them today.

Cub Scouts and Scout BSA Programs Spring 2022

April 9, 2022

The National Constitution Center’s in-person scouting events are retuning for spring 2022! Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA members can join us at the museum for an action-packed day full of educational and engaging programs—designed just for them!

Scholar Exchange – Civil Liberties Overview

April 13, 2022 - April 15, 2022

In this session, student will explore civil liberties—the basic individual rights of all citizens, as expressed in the Bill of Rights and reinforced by the 14th Amendment.

Scholar Exchange – AP Founding Documents

April 20, 2022 - April 22, 2022

In this fast-paced and fun session, students will review America’s founding documents from a typical course of study for an AP Government class.

Educator Professional Learning: Voting Rights in America

April 20, 2022

In this session, participants will explore the right to vote throughout history and work to answer several key questions about voting rights in America.

Scholar Exchange – AP Landmark Court Case Review

April 27, 2022 - April 29, 2022

In this fast-paced and fun session, students will review the top 15 Supreme Court cases from a typical course of study for an AP Government class.

Girl Scouts of the USA Programs

April 30, 2022

The National Constitution Center’s in-person scouting events are retuning for spring 2022! Girl Scouts of the USA can join us at the museum for an action-packed day full of educational and engaging programs—designed just for them!

Scholar Exchange – Fourth Amendment: Privacy in a Digital Age, Policing in America, and Search and Seizure

May 4, 2022 - May 6, 2022

In this session, students will examine the historical context and the drafting of the Fourth Amendment. Students will explore what the Fourth Amendment says and means.

Scholar Exchange – Second Amendment

May 11, 2022 - May 13, 2022

In this session, students will engage in a conversation on the Second Amendment, and its protection of the right to keep and bear arms. T

Educator Professional Learning: The Constitution as Amended: Article V and a Walking Tour of America’s 27 Constitutional Amendments

May 18, 2022

During this session, we will explore the amendment process, as outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

Scholar Exchange – Supreme Court in Review: Cases to Watch

May 18, 2022 - May 20, 2022

In this session, students explore Article III of the U.S. Constitution, which defines the powers of the judicial branch and the Supreme Court.

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