Three great ways to bring the Constitution LIVE to your students!
Part lecture and part lively conversation, these weekly classes are accessible to the public so that students, teachers, and parents can join in a discussion with National Constitution Center scholars on core topics such as the branches of government, landmark court cases, civil rights, First Amendment’s freedoms of speech and press and the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure. Each week this school year, three classes will be offered: an introductory session, an advanced session, and a Fun Friday Session with distinguished guest scholars.
Teachers can schedule their class to join peer-to-peer scholar exchanges, allowing students to review the materials with scholars in a smaller group for more one-on-one support to improve constitutional understanding. New for this year, multiple classes will be able to register for sessions together! The goal is to promote deeper understanding and enhance opportunities for civil discourse and discussion. Sessions will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from September 2021 – May 2022.
Virtual tours provide learners the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes experience hearing the personal stories and historic context that bring the Constitution to life. From the main exhibit, The Story of We the People, to the iconic Signers’ Hall, to our newest exhibits Civil War and Reconstruction and The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote. One of the Center’s museum educators will walk your group through our exhibits live, which will allow your group to interact with them directly to ask questions or engage with other groups on tour!
Learning modules on our In the Classroom page are organized by topic, and include videos, slides, briefing documents, worksheets, podcasts, blog posts, scholarly essays, and more.
Teachers: Join our #NCCed Community
The National Constitution Center is calling on you! We are looking for members of the classroom education field to join our Teacher Advisory Council. The council is open to educators who teach fifth grade to college level students from all types of school environments and locations. Members are asked to:
- Participate in monthly online meetings and virtual student programs, such as Scholar Exchanges.
- Advise the Center’s education team on new and additional resources that will best support teachers and students nationwide.
- Advocate on behalf of the Center through social media posts, regional professional networks, and professional development workshops.
Members of the advisory council will have a voice in shaping our free online classes, and will receive a yearly stipend for their valuable time and professional advice. They can also join in our professional development opportunities that include prominent scholars and judges—including programs available exclusively to Teacher Advisory Council members.