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 are introduced to the 9/11 attacks and learn that the nation’s response created tension between the need for security and America’s tradition of liberty. They are then introduced to the Declaration of Independence and Preamble to the U.S. Constitution and learn that these documents describe fundamental values and principles that characterize the American political culture.
Center for Civic Education
This lesson asks students to investigate the connections between constitutional principles, the United States founding documents, and their relationship to one another.
Bill of Rights Institute
“Federalism” is the word used to describe the Constitution’s system of dividing political power between the national government and the states.
National Constitution Center
Students are introduced to key characteristics of government (authority, legitimacy, and sovereignty), consider how governments establish and maintain them, and analyze government forms to determine if and how each characteristic exists.
This unit of lessons and tools examines how we went from thirteen British colonies to the United States of America.
As a highly-structured model for conversation, Deliberations allow teachers to help students cooperatively discuss contested political issues by carefully considering multiple perspectives and searching for consensus. This Deliberation focuses on the Electoral College.
Street Law Inc.
This unit of lessons and tools examines the ins and outs of our founding document and how it works in practice.