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 in Mendota Heights cop Killing Trial
Date: 01/20/15
Source: The Grand Forks Herald

Supreme Court Sides with Teva in Drug Dispute
Date: 01/20/15
Source: ABC News

Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama’s Same-sex Marriage Ban
Date: 01/23/15
Source: AL.com

Vote this Week Could Put Marijuana Petition on April Ballot
Date: 01/25/15
Source: KWCH 12 Wichita

Report: Muslim Woman Suing Dearborn Heights Police Department for Religious Discrimination
Date: 01/23/15
Source: Mlive.com

North Dakota Lawmakers Look at Expanding Gun Rights
Date: 01/23/15
Source: WDAZ 8 Fargo

Fracking Bans Could Affect Retirees Relying on Mineral Rights
Date: 01/24/15
Source: CBS Denver

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