Constitution in the Classroom

The National Constitution Center brings innovative teaching tools to your classroom. Our unique approach to constitutional education emphasizes historic storytelling, constitutional rather than political questions, and the habits of civil dialogue and reflection.

How We Teach the Constitution

The National Constitution Center’s framework for learning integrates three main components: Historical Foundations through Storytelling; Constitutional Interpretation Skills; and Civil Dialogue and Reflection. This approach provides a strong foundation in the Founding stories and judicial interpretations of the Constitution; teaches learners of all ages to separate their political views from their constitutional views—asking not what the government should do, but what it constitutionally may do; and teaches students to think like constitutional scholars by providing nonpartisan information about the Constitution, educational resources, and platforms to support civil discourse within classrooms and across the country.

What's New

Women's History Month

This month, National Constitution Center audiences can commemorate Women’s History Month and learn more about the 19th Amendment by taking part in live classes, booking a live exhibit tour, or exploring the Center’s resources! Visitors can also observe Women’s History Month on-site by viewing the Center’s The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote exhibit.


Live Online Classes

As students, teachers, and parents continue remote learning, the National Constitution Center is thrilled to offer FREE live classes on the Constitution that that can support middle school, high school, and college students across America. The Center offers three types of Constitutional exchanges—Public Scholar Sessions, Private Scholar Sessions, and Peer-to-Peer Sessions—plus, you can view recordings of past sessions, and check out related resources from our media library.

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More For The Classroom

Classroom Exchanges

Register your class to discuss a big constitutional question with a classroom elsewhere in the United States.

Professional Development

Join other educators for a variety of programs that enhance your teaching of the Constitution.

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