Our engaging, dynamic exhibits and programs are aligned with state and national standards so you can connect your field trip with your classroom curriculum.
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This guide is designed to help students consider the idea of memory in connection to the events of September 11.
Students will research and nominate Founders for the Liberty Medal as if it were 1788, the year after the Constitution was signed.
Students will deepen their appreciation of war art through watching and listening to veteran war experiences.
Analyze Springsteen’s use of irony and metaphor in this song that is more complex than it might first appear.
Students will get a look at how African-American individuals have broken barriers to racial integration in the United States.
Using online digital libraries and archives, students will explore how people have expressed their points of view throughout U.S. history.
Role play two First Amendment scenarios and decide where you stand!
Students will learn about courage in the context of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and today's events.
In this lesson, students will examine how the concepts of private property and honor are interconnected.
In this lesson, students learn about the role of bureaucracy in U.S. government.
Students will learn about how the federal government began coining money and the significance of symbols used on coins.
In this lesson, students delve into the characteristics, accomplishments, and historical significance of Liberty Medal winners.
This lesson will ask students to explore the meaning of liberty using primary sources and other contexts.
In this lesson, students will analyze the political and constitutional issues that faced President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.
These Classroom Teaching Materials are designed to be used in conjunction with the Living News theatrical performance at the National Constitution Center or stand alone.
This lesson is designed to be used in conjunction with the Living News theatrical performance at the National Constitution Center.
Explore how music has shaped Americans’ understanding of their history.
In this lesson, students will analyze how people throughout history have exercised their First Amendment rights to express their opinions.
This lesson acquaints young students with the Bill of Rights through reading and discussing picture books.
In this lesson, students will consider how respect and freedom of expression intersect and their role in maintaining a free society.
This lesson explores the phrase “secure the Blessings of Liberty” from the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution through the Liberty Medal Ceremony and its recipient.
This lesson will engage students in the president’s annual address to Congress.
Students will examine the ideas that the Founding Fathers brought to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and use them to analyze the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
On Constitution Day, students will examine the role of the people in shaping the U.S. Constitution.
In this lesson, students will examine the constitutional, legal, political, and historical sources of the continuing debate over war powers.
This lesson explores the Fifth Amendment issues at stake in the Supreme Court case of Kelo v. City of New London.
This lesson provides students with an overview of the contributions made by powerful women throughout U.S. history.