Free Lesson Plans
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.
Preserving the Bill of Rights – Property Unit eLesson
While most people think of property as land or a dwelling, the term has much more constitutional significance and touches almost every aspect of citizens’ lives. The Founders, influenced by English philosopher John Locke, believed property rights in one’s body and person to be the root of all rights – rights that governments are established to protect. Download the eLesson today.
- Snowden and the NSA
- Korematzu DBQ
- Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
- Voting Rights in America
- Supreme Court Summer Wrap-up
- College Bill of Rights
- Supreme Court Roundup
- Are They Watching You?
- North Carolina Amendment One
- Understanding the Nomination Process
- Affirmative Action and the Constitution
- Supreme Court GPS Warrant Ruling
- Internet Copyright and Piracy Bills
- Property Rights and the Supreme Court
- Federal Budget and the Constitution
- The Defense of Marriage Act
- Arizona’s Immigration Law Countersuit
- Airport Scanners and the Fourth Amendment
- Is the Healthcare Act constitutional?
- The U.S. Census and Personal Liberty