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:

Layers in McDonnell Trial Spar Over Juror’s Dismissal
Date: 10/16/14
Source: The Washington Post

State, Federal Government Wrestle Over Testing for Students Learning English
Date: 10/18/14
Source: Tamp Bay Times

Protesters End Encampment at SLU
Date: 10/20/14
Source: KSDK 5 St. Louis

Hobby Lobby President Advocates for Religious Freedom at Ceaderville University Event
Date: 10/14/14
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Gun Rights Debate Heats up at Seattle Rally
Date: 10/18/14
Source: King 5 Seattle

Group Demands Prayer Photo Be Removed From Putnam City School
Date: 10/13/14
Source: KOCO Oklahoma City

Dearborn Heights Honor Student Suspended Rest of School Year for Knife
Date: 10/13/14
Source: ClickonDetroit.com

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