September 15, 2022
The National Constitution Center (NCC) recently released Constitution 101curriculum for high school students, and a standalone self-guided course for learners of all ages, exploring the basic principles of American freedom and the core constitutional texts of American history, from the founding to today. Launching in time for Constitution Day, September 17, 2022, Constitution 101 is designed to meet state government standards in all 50 states.
The course is modeled on the National Constitution Center’s framework for rigorous, nonpartisan constitutional education and the practice of civil dialogue. Grounded in the reading of primary sources, students will use documents from a new online Founders’ Library containing nearly 170 historical texts and 50 landmark Supreme Court cases selected by leading American historians and constitutional scholars of diverse perspectives. The curriculum is divided into 15 comprehensive modules, each including interactive videos, classroom activities and guides, assessments, extended lessons, and enrichment activities.
Constitution 101 and the Founders’ Library are accessible on the National Constitution Center’s recently redesigned website, prominently featured with additional educator-specific resources and increased opportunities to search by topic.