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This timeline is a historical experience that explains the key events of the U.S. Constitution. The events begin with the Magna Carta in 1215 and continue to 2009. Students can ...more
This timeline is a historical experience that explains the key events of the U.S. Constitution. The events begin with the Magna Carta in 1215 and continue to 2009. Students can explore primary documents, read pertinent stories in the New York Times, and learn who had the right to vote during specific time periods. Some of the features on this site require Flash, however this timeline is full of information and should not be overlooked. Be sure to also visit the Interactive Constitution. Search the Constitution by keywords, topics, or court cases. This website is definitely worth the visit!
In the ClassroomUse this website to engage your students to learn more about different eras of U.S. History. Find primary sources using TeachersFirst Special Topics list for Primary Sources, here, to discuss relevant historical issues or how the problems presented might be found in current events. Use the interactive U.S. Constitution to help with your Constitution Day activities. A link to a PDF file of the entire U.S. Constitution is available. Have students create a multimedia presentation using Thinglink, reviewed here. Thinglink allows you to narrate a picture and add multimedia. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report about the U.S. Constitution. Thinglink can be used for a variety of assignments in any classroom that is integrating technology as an enhancement, modification, or transformation
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