The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
The Share My Lesson team has selected a variety of free lesson plans, educational resources and classroom materials to support educators and parents while celebrating Constitution Day with students.
This lesson plan, designed for Grades 3-5, explores women's suffrage from the perspective of Native American and African American women.
The Civic Circle
We will investigate who the photographer to understand sourcing of information as part of historical inquiry.
In this episode, students will engage in careful observation to identify objects and note details ("See"), generate and test hypotheses based on evidence they have collected ("Think"), and reflect on their learning by applying it to related questions ("Wonder"). A key focus is to identify aspects of a primary source that reveal a photographer’s point of view or purpose.
In this lesson, students engage with the trials and tribulations of the First Amendment, first by analyzing the contents of the amendment and then considering the implications of freedom of speech.
National Endowment for the Humanities
This lesson asks students to revisit the well-known story of a figure in the civil rights movement—Rosa Parks—through the primary source documents associated with her arrest in 1955. Students will examine the documents at pre-designed stations and complete a journal (provided) using their observations. The class will then discuss findings and apply what they have learned about the Fourteenth Amendment, Jim Crow laws, and civil rights.
Center for Civic Education
This lesson will help students understand why the Founders thought a republican form of government was best. Students will also learn about civic virtue and the common welfare.