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

2021-2022 Civic Calendar

This year’s calendar is devoted to the separation of powers and the battle among the branches. Each month features beautifully designed informational graphics exploring topics like the role and responsibilities of each branch of government, how powers are separated among the branches, federalism, and more. In addition to historic birthdays, anniversaries, and constitutional trivia, the calendar also includes the latest information on the Center’s 2021-2022 programs to help you plan your full year of constitutional learning.

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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

Scholar Exchanges

Part lecture and part lively conversation, these online classes allow students, teachers, and parents can join in discussions with scholars on core Constitutional topics.

Professional Development

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

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