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.
Students decide which of the rights included in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights they value the most. Presented with a hypothetical extraterrestrial creature taking over the world who will allow humans to keep three rights, students work individually or in small groups to decide on which three rights they find most important and report back their findings.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Students investigate the meaning of fairness in society by considering primary sources that present the cases of African American Civil War veterans with and without disabilities.
Emerging America - Collaborative for Educational Services
In this unit students will explore the Declaration of Independence and its key ideas by looking at three mystery inquiries, 1)Why do people celebrate on the Fourth of July? 2) Why did Americans want independence? and 3) Why would someone refuse to celebrate the Fourth of July? Students will explore primary sources showing Fourth of July celebrations, the Declaration of Independence and Frederick Douglass’s speech “What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?”