Teaching with Current Events

We have various resources to help you incorporate current events into the classroom in a way that helps your students understand the importance of the  Constitution on their daily lives.

Daily Headlines:

Read breaking news related to the Bill of Rights, gathered by Institute staff every school day, from reputable news sources across the country. Our news stories are chosen with young people in mind and on the basis of ease of use in the classroom, clarity of the constitutional issue, and neutral presentation. Most-clicked headlines are below, and you can find more stories grouped by constitutional principle on the menu to the left.

Top Stories:

Juror Dismissed from Kalamazoo Murder Trial
Date: 9/19/14
Source: WKZO Kalamazoo

Lawyer David Cornwell discusses ‘Due Process’ Issues for Ray Rice Following Indefinite Suspension
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Baltimore Sun

Protesters Gather at Democratic Party Headquarters, Call for Immigration Reform
Date: 9/18/14
Source: The Arizona Republic

Freedom From Religion Foundation Says No Group Should be Allowed to Leaflet in Public Schools
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Greenfield Daily Reporter

Neo-Nazi Candidate Must be Heard, Foes Say
Date: 9/19/14
Source: The Courier-Journal

Right-to-Die Conference in Chicago Draws Protest
Date: 9/18/14
Source: CBS Chicago

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