Teaching with Current Events
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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.
Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees
In recess appointments case, Supreme Court looks at an article of the Constitution: ‘the’
Source: Washington Post
Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data
Intent To Harm At Center Of Bradley Manning’s Trial
Calif. Supreme Court: Only school nurses to give insulin shots for students?
Source: ABC News
GOP senators urge Supreme Court to rein in Obama on recess appointments
Source: Fox News
Colo. Supreme Court sides with state, overturns Lobato school funding lawsuit
Source: KDVR, FOX 31 Denver
Supreme Court releases decisions, not Fisher, Windsor, Perry or BRCA
Source: Washington Times
Supreme Court declines to hear abortion case
Source: USA Today
A Ruling Could Support F.C.C.’s Net Neutrality Defense
Source: NY Times
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Bill of Rights in the News
The Bill of Rights in the News Constitution Courier focuses on issues making headlines that directly relate to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. With current online news articles, discussion questions, and related links and resources, Bill of Rights in the News is a valuable teaching asset for government, history, or civics teachers. View past lessons.
Current Events and the Constitution
There are many opportunities to analyze and discuss current events in light of our Founding documents. Current Events and the Constitution provides a framework for discussing current events in context with history. Each month, students will analyze how the Constitution applies to a specific issue and can be adapted to discuss events on the local, state, or national level. View past lessons