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.
This video playlist is part of the New-York Historical Society’s Academy for American Democracy, a new educational initiative focusing on history and civics education for the sixth grade students.
New-York Historical Society
This lesson explores the principles of popular sovereignty and government by consent.
Bill of Rights Institute
The year is 1787, and the new U.S. Constitution has been drafted. Travel across the 13 states and use your persuasive pamphleteering skills to convince them to ratify our founding document — or not — and outmaneuver your rival publishers along the way.
This unit of lessons and tools examines how we went from thirteen British colonies to the United States of America.
This set of Library of Congress primary sources explores the ideas, individuals, and debates that shaped the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
The Library of Congress
In 1787, a new plan for government was outlined in the Constitution, and as with any important document, the Constitution was delivered with a letter of introduction. Part background, part persuasion, George Washington’s cover letter provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a new government came to be designed.