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:

Connecticut Court Rejects Murderer’s Appeal Over Dismissed Juror Who Believed He Wasn’t Guilty
Date: 02/17/15
Source: The Star Tribune

California High court Sides With Press in Abuse Cases at State-Run Homes
Date: 02/19/15
Source: The LA Times

Colorado Residents are First to Ask Feds to Block Legal Pot
Date: 02/19/15
Source: ABC News

Protesters Interrupt McCulloch During SLU Law School Forum on Ferguson
Date: 02/20/15
Source: Fox 2 Now St Louis

Atheist Group Threatens Suit Over ‘Angels’ On Memoir to Beloved Teacher
Date: 02/19/15
Source: Fox News

Student Free-Speech bill Passes KY. Senate
Date: 02/20/15
Source: The Glasgow Daily Times

California High court Sides With Press in Abuse Cases at State-Run Homes
Date: 02/19/15
Source: The LA Times

Property Rights Become the Focus of Pipeline Lawsuit
Date: 02/20/15
Source: The News Virginian

Student Free-Speech bill Passes KY. Senate
Date: 02/20/15
Source: The Glasgow Daily Times

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