Resources for North Carolina Teachers
North Carolina recently passed a law requiring that all high school students take a course on the principles that form the philosophical foundations of documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. We are currently developing resources to help North Carolina educators meet this requirement. The resources include complete lesson plans, student handouts, interactive activities, answer keys, and much more.
Click below to download pilot test materials. Resources will be available for limited times during the Spring semester of 2013.
Note on course progression:
- Most lessons include a pre-assessment activity titled “Attitude Inventory.” At the end of each lesson, we recommend the meta-cognitive exercise of having students return to their responses and evaluate how their understandings have progressed.
- Periodically as you progress through lessons, remind students that the history, primary sources, court cases, and other background knowledge they are gaining in each lesson should be applied to their final project described in the introduction.
Founding Principles Introduction (updated 2/25)
Due Process [available through 2/28]
Federalism (Pilot Test Closed)
Rule of Law
Separation of Powers