How One Teacher Uses Bill of Rights Institutes’ Teaching with Current Events

How One Teacher Uses Bill of Rights Institutes’ Teaching with Current Events Valencia Abbott, a Social Studies teacher at Rockingham Early College High School in Wentworth, North Carolina, shared how she uses the Teaching with Current Events resource at BillofRightsInstitute.org. Ms. Abbott believes that the study of current events is an invigorating way to encompass Read more…

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George Mason: In His Own Words eLesson

George Mason: In His Own Words Although your school year might be winding down, at this time in 1787 the Founders were just getting started at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  Learn more about Founder George Mason in this week’s eLesson. George Mason’s ideas helped to shape the Founding documents of the United States, but Read more…

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Immigration and the Constitution eLesson

Immigration and the Constitution eLesson Our latest eLesson is now available.  Sign up to have our eLessons emailed directly to you! “The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.” ― Lyndon B. Johnson The United States of America is a nation of immigrants. Read more…

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Learn More About Gouverneur Morris eLesson

Learn More About Gouverneur Morris eLesson Our latest eLesson is now available.  Sign up to have our eLessons emailed directly to you! Though James Madison has been given the title, “Father of the Constitution,” a case could be made that Gouverneur Morris was second in importance only to the Virginian in shaping the final version Read more…

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Tax Day and the 16th Amendment

Tax Day and the 16th Amendment Happy Tax Day! The celebratory tone might be a bit out of place, but from a constitutional perspective tax day, and the 16th Amendment which created it, are fascinating examples of politics in action. The 16th Amendment, which authorized the Federal Government to levy an income tax, was passed on Read more…

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Join Our Team: Opportunities at the Institute

Join Our Team: Opportunities at the Institute Love the Bill of Rights Institutes’ resources and workshops? Want to help other teachers expand their knowledge of the Constitution and Founding documents? Join the Institute team today! We are looking for an entrepreneurial, creative, and driven educator who can help us plan and implement new teacher-related programs. Read more…

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Toast the Constitution!

Toast the Constitution! Bring the people, places, and history of the Prohibition Era alive with these new interactive lessons. In “The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” your students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal. They will use their new knowledge Read more…

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Unlocking Your Cellphone: Property Rights in the Digital Age

Unlocking your Cellphone: Property Rights in the Digital Age If there’s one gadget nearly impossible to live without in the 21st century, it’s the cellphone. Most of us keep one on us at all times, and a recent survey showed that, for a majority of 18-34 year olds, the hardest possession to live without would Read more…

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Brown v. Board of Education eLesson

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 eLesson Celebrate Black History month with materials on two landmark Supreme Court cases on the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. How could the same words have been interpreted so differently in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and sixty years later in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)? Read some background Read more…

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Brown v. Board (1954): The Issue Endures

Brown v. Board (1954): The Issue Endures  

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