How well do you know your Supreme Court cases?

January 26th, 2011 by

Can you name this landmark Supreme Court cases and year by it’s summary? The Court upheld a Pennsylvania flag-salute law, because “religious liberty must give way to political authority.” All this month on our Facebook page we have been quizzing your knowledge of landmark Supreme Court cases, and I’ve been impressed with all the people Read more…

Help the Bill of Rights Come Alive Everyday!

January 24th, 2011 by

Are you looking for ways to engage your students with the Bill of Rights and help make the Founding documents come alive? Check out our Daily News Headlines section on our website and read breaking news related to the Bill of Rights, gathered by Institute staff every school day, from reputable news sources across the Read more…

Have you Found the Real National Treasure?

January 20th, 2011 by

“I hope that kids understand that in this country, everything that we do in everyday life is touched upon by the Constitution of the United States,” The late Senator Robert Byrd There is a Real National Treasure! When I tell student there really is a national treasure their curiosity is aroused. They immediately think of Read more…

The Bill of Rights in Video Form!

January 13th, 2011 by

Are the young people that you know feeling the duldrums of cold, wintry weather? Mix things up with this video about the Bill of Rights, brought to our attention by Sean Malone, a fan of ours on our Facebook page. Have a great teaching resource to share? Tell us via Facebook or Twitter, and you Read more…

The Bill of Rights and the Tragedy in Arizona

January 12th, 2011 by

The tragic events in Arizona have had numerous implications for Bill of Rights protections. We are working on a complete eLesson for distribution next week on all the constitutional angles of the story including the Arizona legislature’s ban on funeral protests and calls to criminalize speech that could be perceived as threatening to lawmakers. (The Supreme Read more…

The Founders blazing with FiOS?

January 10th, 2011 by

One of the most interesting parts of my work each day at the Institute is compiling news stories from around the nation which highlight Bill of Rights protections. And we know you’re using them — our Daily News Stories page is one of the most heavily visited on our website. What better way to evidence Read more…