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:

Day 11 of Jodi Arias Trial: Jurors Sent Home Until Thursday
Date: 11/18/14
Source: Fox 5 Las Vegas

Day 11 of Jodi Arias Trial: Jurors Sent Home Until Thursday
Date: 11/18/14
Source: Fox 5 Las Vegas

Appeals Court Sides with Feds in Medicaid Dispute with Maine
Date: 11/17/14
Source: MPBN News

Appeals Court Sides with Feds in Medicaid Dispute with Maine
Date: 11/17/14
Source: MPBN News

Federal Judge Strikes Down Montana’s Gay Marriage Ban
Date: 11/19/14
Source: The Chicago Tribune

Former SAPD Volunteer Says Online Petition Cost Her Paid Position
Date: 11/20/14
Source: KSAT 12 San Antonio

Utah Woman: I’m 4th ‘Pastafarian’ to Don Colander in Driver’s License Photo
Date: 11/18/14
Source: Fox 31 Denver

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

Gun Rights Showdown Over Sunnyvale Law Reaches Appeal Court
Date: 11/17/14
Source: San Jose Mercury News

Appeal Court Revives $92M Collier Property Rights Claim
Date: 11/14/14
Source: Naples Daily News

Obama Moves Ahead on Immigration Overhaul
Date: 11/20/14
Source: The Idaho Statesman

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