The Second Amendment might be used to teach plain writing, historical context, and fundamental primary source research.
Use political cartoons to engage your students in a discussion of what Congress is, how it works, and what it does.
Students will explore the consequences of the 18th Amendment, that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.”
Students can explore the debates over the addition of a bill of rights to the Constitution in a new lesson plan from the National Humanities Center.
This new lesson guides students to an understanding of how the provisions of the U.S. Constitution are visually represented in popular media.
Congress Creates the Bill of Rights app is now available for Android devices.
Two new WWI teaching activities introduce students to artists employed to show the war to Americans back home.
Students match primary sources to clauses from Article I of the U.S. Constitution that detail six powers of Congress in our newest online activity.
The 12th annual Teachers Conference will take place July 13–17.
Congress Creates the Bill of Rights, our new mobile app for iPads, allows students to explore the proposals, debates, and revisions that shaped the Bill of Rights.