Brown v. Board of Education, Document I: Unanimous Majority Opinion

January 28th, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document I: Unanimous Majority Opinion Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This winter the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some questions Read more…

The President’s Inaugural Address Activity

January 24th, 2013 by

The President’s Inaugural Address Activity On Monday, January 21, 2013, the public inauguration of President Barack Obama was held in front of the United States Capitol.  President Obama promised many changes and improvements during his address, but does the Executive Branch have the constitutional power to enact these promises? Have your students decide! 1. Break Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education, Document H: Segregation Laws Map (1953)

January 22nd, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document H: Segregation Laws Map (1953) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This winter the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some Read more…

Inauguration Day 2013

January 18th, 2013 by

Inauguration Day 2013 The official start of President Obama’s second term is fast approaching. Learn more about the history and meaning of Inauguration Day with this lesson packed with engaging and informative resources! Test your knowledge of the countdown to Inauguration Day, analyze the Oath of Office, identify inaugural speeches from American history, and think Read more…

Current Events and the Constitution: Supreme Court Roundup

January 10th, 2013 by

Current Events and the Constitution: Supreme Court Roundup The 2012 – 2013 Supreme Court term is in full swing, and there are are many cases that deal with important questions of constitutional law on the docket. Use the following resources and discussion questions to analyze and discuss the issues with your students. Explore these and Read more…