Tag Archives: constitutional_amendments

Is the Death Penalty a Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Document analysis and discussion questions help students examine: What is cruel and unusual punishment? Who decides what is considered cruel and unusual? How can it be measured? Continue reading

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Freedom to Cover the World Series

Reporter Melissa Ludtke sued the Commissioner of Baseball to gain access to the locker room, calling out 1st amendment-guaranteed freedom of the press and the 14th amendment’s equal protection clause. Continue reading

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Permission to “Take it to the Streets”

The right of the people to peaceably assemble is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. But what happens when a city requires a group to obtain a permit to do so? Continue reading

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Join us at NCSS!

Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources. Continue reading

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Using Primary Sources to Analyze the 2015 AP U.S. Government FRQ: Civil Rights & Liberties

Our intern offers insight into how she’ll teach the 14th Amendment to her AP students next year using primary sources. Continue reading

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Constitution Day: Application in the Classroom

Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives. Continue reading

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The Equal Rights Amendment: The Most Popular Never-Ratified Amendment

Documents from the records of Congress help students understand why the Equal Rights Amendment wasn’t ratified, even with its considerable support. Continue reading

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