Web Program: Constitution Hall Pass: “Constitution Day 2014: The Bill of Rights”
Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights, with Live Blog!
Available online beginning September 10, 2014
Chat live with National Constitution Center Staff September 10 – September 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m EDT
This Constitution Week, the museum will premiere its next installment of Constitution Hall Pass, the museum’s free, web-based video series with live web-chat for schools and classrooms across the country. This engaging and interactive lesson is hosted by the museum’s education staff and scholars and is broadcast nationally via Channel One. Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live chats are a hit with millions of students and teachers nationwide. Our brand-new episode, “Constitution Day 2014: The Bill of Rights,” provides a behind-the-scenes look at how these 10 amendments were created and interpreted.
- DISCOVER the roots of the Bill of Rights in the Revolutionary War and the state constitutions
- VISIT the Constitutional Convention to listen in on the debates about a bill of rights
- HEAR the voices of the ratifying conventions as they influenced James Madison’s work in writing the Bill of Rights
- LEARN what the Bill of Rights actually says—and how long it’s taken to make those rights a reality
- EXPLORE the process of judicial review and the ways citizens use the courts to bring the Bill of Rights to life