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.
Voting Rights in America
The history of the amendments to the Constitution is, in one sense, a history of the expansion of certain political freedoms, including voting. At the Founding of the United States, many groups, including landless white men, slaves, free blacks, and women, could not vote. Much has changed since then. Learn about the evolution and expansion of the franchise in this weeks lesson!
- 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