Toast the Constitution!

March 19th, 2013 by

Toast the Constitution! Bring the people, places, and history of the Prohibition Era alive with these new interactive lessons. In “The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” your students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal. They will use their new knowledge Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education eLesson

February 21st, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 eLesson Celebrate Black History month with materials on two landmark Supreme Court cases on the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. How could the same words have been interpreted so differently in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and sixty years later in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)? Read some background Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education: Document C, Majority Opinion, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

November 26th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education: Document C, Majority Opinion, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This fall the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education: Document B, Section of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868)

November 12th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education: Document B, Section of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This fall the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along Read more…

Marbury v. Madison (1803): Write an Essay

October 29th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Write an Essay Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to guide your thinking on it. Read more…

Marbury v. Madison, Document K: Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 1819

October 22nd, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison, Document K: Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 1819 Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some Read more…

Marbury v. Madison: Document J, Unanimous Majority Opinion, Marbury v. Madison, 1803

October 15th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Document J, Unanimous Majority Opinion, Marbury v. Madison, 1803 Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions Read more…

Marbury v. Madison: Document I, The Kentucky Resolution, Thomas Jefferson (1798)

October 8th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Document I, The Kentucky Resolution, Thomas Jefferson (1798) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to Read more…

Marbury v. Madison, Document H: Section 13, Judiciary Act of 1789

October 1st, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison, Document H: Section 13, Judiciary Act of 1789 Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions to Read more…

Marbury v. Madison: Document G, The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (1789)

September 24th, 2012 by

Marbury v. Madison: Document G, The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (1789) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This summer the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with Read more…