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:

Witness Told Grand Jury That Michael Brown Charged at Darren Wilson, Prosecutor Says
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The New York Times

21 States Ask Federal Court to Overturn Maryland gun Control Law
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The Pittsburg Tribune

Federal Appeals Court Won’t Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi Abortion Law
Date: 11/21/14
Source: The Mississippi Link

Nation Reacts to Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Shooting
Date: 11/25/14
Source: NBC News

Ald. Bob Donovan Plans Petition for Streetcar Referendum
Date: 11/24/14
Source: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Atheist Group Loses Lawsuit to Ban Colorado Day of Prayer
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The Washington Times

Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?
Date: 11/25/14
Source: The New York Times

Confederate Flag Display Stirs Emotions Near Purdue
Date: 11/19/14
Source: The Lafayette Journal & Courier

21 States Ask Federal Court to Overturn Maryland gun Control Law
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The Pittsburg Tribune

Gun Control Groups Ask Gov. Herbert to Support Campus Restrictions
Date: 11/21/14
Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City

D.C. Council to Act on Legislation to Build a Soccer Stadium for D.C. United
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The Washington Post

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