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 mini-lesson looks at the debate, and eventual compromise, between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists that occurred around the creation of the US Constitution.
This lesson explores the principles of popular sovereignty and government by consent.
Bill of Rights Institute
This unit of lessons and tools examines how we went from thirteen British colonies to the United States of America.
Students take a look at two political thinkers who spent a lot of time trying to answer the question “Why Government?” — Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, and think about how these philosophers influenced those that followed in their footsteps.