Less than 10 years after the ratification of the Bill of Rights, Revolutionary War veteran and NY State Legislator Jedediah Peck was arrested for distributing a petition.
The notion of freedom of the press was tested just a few years after the Bill of Rights when political parties developed in the mid-1790s.
Here are a few resources for teaching and commemorating Constitution Day – or teaching about the Constitution any 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
Here are resources that you can use to talk about the Constitution with your students on Constitution Day or any time.
This primary source-based workbook helps students explore concepts found in the Bill of Rights.
Here are a few resources that you can use to talk about the Constitution with your students on Constitution Day or any time.
Use political cartoons to engage your students in a discussion of what Congress is, how it works, and what it does.
We hosted our annual open houses for educators at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on September 24th, and at the National Archives at New York City on October 15th. Educators from various schools, locations, and grade levels came to explore our interactive tools and learn how to implement them in their classrooms. Here are some of the … Continue reading Sharing Our Teaching Resources: Evenings of Exploration
Students can explore the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the personal stories of those it touched, through these new learning tools.