Recommended links to sites that have strong lesson plans for teaching about the Constitution at the secondary level. Each site has a number of detailed lesson plans complete with objectives, materials, and procedures. Many of the lessons focus on the historical background and content of the Constitution while others provide opportunities for students to learn about how the Constitution has been interpreted throughout history into the present.

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Bill of Rights Lessons

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The Bill of Rights Institute provides free resources for teaching about the Constitution. There are detailed lesson plans and materials on topics including Constitution Day, Landmark Supreme Court Cases, and the Founding Fathers.
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This is a link to a PBS website with lesson plans to accompany the Rediscovering George Washington Documentary. This specific page has a lesson plan with objectives tied to state standards, detailed procedures, and all of the necessary resources. There are lots of other relevant lessons linked to this page.
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This resource provides teachers with video clips on current topics relating to the Constitution. There are clips, discussion questions, and links for further activities.
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A series of valuable lessons on topics relating to the Constitution including the Bill of Rights, the Founders, and Constitution Day. The lesson plans include objectives, procedures, and materials.
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This link to the NY Times Learning Network has many lesson plans and resources for teaching about the Constitution through current issues.
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This is a link to a CQ Press in Context, a free website that provides educational resources on pivotal events. This page is focused on teaching about the Constitution. It has lesson plans, links to excellent websites, background information, and articles on key debates that relate to Constitutional issues.
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