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Who Owns the Constitution?

Inform, empower, and activate student-citizens. James Madison Fellows present lessons on the Constitution and Bill of Rights from the Founders to the Dreamers to Parkland.

Engaging Students in Civic Simulations

Civic Simulations of democratic processes provide students with a chance to activate their citizenship. Explore easy-to-implement simulations from elementary through secondary.

Engaging Critical Inquiry with Fluid Discussion

Engage students in critical inquiry through Fluid Discussions. Move students beyond the argumentative debate by teaching them to engage in dialogue that allows for analysis and evaluation on all sides.

PREVIEW of U.S. Supreme Court Cases in the Classroom

Incorporate SCOTUS oral arguments and case studies from the 2018–2019 term in your teaching. Case studies focus on First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Eighth Amendment, tribal treaties, and copyright issues.

From PBL to Law: Passing City and County Legislation

Learn how to cultivate community partnerships to develop a problem-based project around an important community issue. Middle school teachers and students will share their framework for passing countywide legislation.


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