Rightfully Hers pop up exhibit

Free Display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

We’re offering a limited number of free pop-up displays called Rightfully Hers to schools and cultural institutions nationwide. The display contains simple messages exploring the sometimes complex history of the 19th amendment’s ratification, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. Display details: Free pop-up display from the National Archives … Continue reading Free Display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Bill of Rights Day

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, which commemorates the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These two eBooks, created by us at the National Archives, are useful for teaching about the creation of the Bill of Rights and for how the protections afforded by the first 10 amendments have been … Continue reading Bill of Rights Day

Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test: A New Student Workbook

This primary source-based workbook helps students explore concepts found in the Bill of Rights.

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?

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.

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?

Join us at NCSS!

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