The Education and Public Programs Team at the Nixon Library and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continue to be an excellent source for entertaining and historical content! Follow the links below for additional information.
Bill of Rights Day
Teachers and caregivers: This Bill of Rights Day, register your students to be among the first to experience this new We Rule: Civics for All of US program from the National Archives!
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM PST: The Bill of Rights Protects You (Grades 6-12)
In this interactive program, students will explore the Bill of Rights and how it introduces provisions for limits on government and the rights of the people in America’s government. We will work together to analyze three case studies that underscore the remedies citizens have to address instances where their rights have been violated. This program is designed to introduce students to the Bill of Rights and strengthen their civic understanding.
10:15 – 10:45 AM PST: Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment (Grades K-2)
During this interactive civics program, students will explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, using primary historical sources to learn about the importance of rights and how to exercise their freedoms.
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM PST: The First Amendment: Five Rights in One! (Grades 3-5)
Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms from the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging civics program based on historical primary sources from the National Archives. Students will learn about the importance of First Amendment rights, identify examples in photographs and short written documents, and discover how to exercise those freedoms.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM PST: No Conscription Without Representation: Voting Rights and The Constitution (Grades 9-12)
Using the Constitution, Constitutional amendments, legislation, and a supreme court case, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States with particular focus on the effort to lower the voting age to 18. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives including photographs, video recordings, and political cartoons will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM PST: Voting Rights, the Constitution, & Representative Government (Grades 6-8)
Using the Constitution, Constitutional amendments, and legislation, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States and its impact on representative government. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives including photographs and political cartoons will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.
Please feel free to contact us at NixonEducation@nara.gov if you have any questions.
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