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Resources

Resources for the Adult Learner
Resources for Teachers
Resources for Children

Resources for the Adult Learner

ConstitutionFacts.com — an extensive list of resources and links.

The National Constitution Center has created an interactive site that explores the U.S. Constitution. Click on "Interactive Constitution" on the "Exhibits" menu on the left.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents current news about the Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution Online explains the amendment procedure and presents information on amendments that have not been passed, as well as information about proposed amendments.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents character sketches of the framers of the Constitution written by William Pierce, a delegate from Georgia who attended the Constitutional Convention.

The Constitution Center offers brief biographies of the delegates of the Constitutional Convention.

The Introduction to A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution, by Roger A. Bruns, takes you back in history to May 25, 1787, to the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia.

The Library of Congress presents The Making of the U.S. Constitution—Transcription of the Introduction and the U.S. Constitution from the First Volume of the Annals of Congress, written by Joseph Gales.

The National Archives presents the Charters of Freedom, which explains the events that led the colonists to fight for their freedom and includes a discussion of the Bill of Rights—the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

The First Amendment Center provides discussions and essays on current headlines involving the First Amendment.

The First Amendment Center presents essays on First Amendment topics.

The National Archives lists U.S. Constitution: Amendments 11–27, which have been added over the past 200 years.

Street Law and the Supreme Court Historical Society present Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court. The cases can be accessed by case title or by concept.

Resources for Teachers

ConstitutionFacts.com — an extensive list of resources and links.

The American Bar Association offers lesson plans for teachers.

The National Constitution Center has created an interactive site that explores the U.S. Constitution. Click on "Interactive Constitution" on the "Exhibits" menu on the left.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents current news about the Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution Online explains the amendment procedure and presents information on amendments that have not been passed, as well as information about proposed amendments.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents character sketches of the framers of the Constitution written by William Pierce, a delegate from Georgia who attended the Constitutional Convention.

The Constitution Center offers brief biographies of the delegates of the Constitutional Convention.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents a list of the current members of Congress.

The Introduction to A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution, by Roger A. Bruns, takes you back in history to May 25, 1787, to the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia.

The National Archives presents the Charters of Freedom, which explains the events that led the colonists to fight for their freedom and includes a discussion of the Bill of Rights—the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

The National Archives lists U.S. Constitution: Amendments 11–27, which have been added over the past 200 years.

Street Law and the Supreme Court Historical Society present Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court. The cases can be accessed by case title or by concept.

The U.S. Constitution Online lists all of the U.S. presidents, including the political party, date of birth, birthplace, term of office, and date of death of each.

The U.S. Constitution Online lists the results of all U.S. presidential elections, including year, party, number of electoral votes, and number of popular votes, as well as the same information about the running mates.

The National Constitution Center offers a list of resources for using current events in the classroom to teach the Constitution.

Resources for Children

The Bill of Rights Institute has created three animated activities for children.

Schoolhouse Rock's three-minute educational cartoons were shown between Saturday morning cartoons from 1973 to 1985. Thousands of children learned the Preamble to the Constitution by singing along with Schoolhouse Rock's cartoon, The Preamble.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents The Constitution for Kids (Kindergarten–Grade 3). This site explains the basics and history of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as how they work.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents The Constitution for Kids (Grades 4–7). This site explains the basics and history of the Constitution, slavery, women's rights and the Bill of Rights, as well as how they work.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents The Constitution for Kids (Grades 8–12). This site explains the basics and history of the Constitution, slavery, women's rights and the Bill of Rights, as well as how they work.

The U.S. Constitution Online presents a summary of the Constitution, examining it line-by-line in a study-guide format.

Congress for Kids presents an animated tour of our Constitution with puzzles, activities and quizzes for children.

A Roadmap to the U.S. Constitution was created in 1997 by two high school students from the nationally recognized "We The People" team at Trumbull High School in Connecticut. The explanations are clear and easy to read and understand.