North Carolina Amendment One and President Obama’s Reaction eLesson

May 22nd, 2012 by

This will be our last eLesson of the school year.  Please sign up for eLessons which will start again in September. On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, the people of North Carolina passed an amendment to their state constitution, stating: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be Read more…

Online Course Available – The United States Constitution: A Biography

May 18th, 2012 by

One of the Bill of Rights Institute’s frequent scholars, Robert Allison, has created a free, online course on the Constitution.  In a series of 20-minute lectures he will outline its history – Why was it written?  What were the problems it meant to solve?  How did it function?  The course will carry the story up to Read more…

Don’t Delay: The Constitutional Academy Application Deadline is Coming – Are You Ready?

May 16th, 2012 by

Do you know a student who is ready to make a difference?  Can you see them on Capitol Hill or in local government? Are they interested in defending the Constitution and their rights as Americans? Most of all – do they want to make a difference for future generations? We have just the thing to Read more…

The Hunger Games – A historical Allegory?

May 11th, 2012 by

The hype has been building for months – with Harry Potter and Twilight now a distant speck in the movie-goers’ rear view mirror, it’s Suzanne Collins’s turn. But for those of you who enjoy fishing for movies in the depths of Netflix, it may seem like a story that’s been told before. You see, back Read more…

Supreme Court Round Up!

May 9th, 2012 by

As the Court winds down its 2011-2012 term, several key cases are still pending. Use the following resources and discussion questions to help your students analyze the issues and discuss how they believe the Court should rule under the Constitution. To download a PDF Student handout you can use in your classroom, visit our site! Read more…

Teachers Make a Difference

May 9th, 2012 by

We at the Bill of Rights Institute appreciate the work you do everyday to educate the next generation about our Founding principles and our history. We value the sacrifice you make and know your dedication to your students is making a life-long impact! As a staff, we took a few moments to reflect on the Read more…

We LOVE our Teachers!

May 7th, 2012 by

As staff members at the Bill of Rights Institute, we LOVE working with teachers just like you! We appreciate the sacrifice you make all year long and know your dedication to your students is making a life-long impact! As a reminder to ourselves, the staff took some time to think about the influential teachers in Read more…

Professional Development in Your Backyard!

May 3rd, 2012 by

We have posted details about our 17 fall professional development programs – stop by today and register for one of our limited spots in Pittsburgh, PA; Midland, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Atlanta, GA; and many more! We hope you can join us for a one-day Constitutional Workshops where we dig into the Read more…