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?
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Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources.
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.
Constitution Day: Application in the Classroom
Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives.
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.