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:

Hernandez Lawyers Fear Jurors After Fame
Date: 12/15/14
Source: The Boston Globe

Court Sides With Police On Search
Date: 12/16/14
Source: Valley News

U.S. Board: Federal Law On High-Speed Rail Trumps State Environmental Lawsuits
Date: 12/15/14
Source: The Fresno Bee

Will Eric Garner Grand Jury Protesters Demonstrate at the Staten Island Mall?
Date: 12/17/14
Source: Staten Island News

Lawsuit Regarding Prayer at School Board Meetings Dismissed
Date: 12/10/14
Source: WISTV 10 Columbia

Justice Department Backs Down in Fight Over Press Freedom
Date: 12/16/14
Source: East Idaho News

Property Rights vs. Neighbors’ Rights
Date: 12/17/14
Source: The Cherokee Ledger-News

Judge: Obama’s Immigration Move Unconstitutional
Date: 12/17/14
Source: CNN.com

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