The National Constitution Center Has An OUTSTANDING Array of Resources for Rural Teachers and Students

Learn what this timely new NCC partnership with RSC and NREA has to offer!

February 14, 2021 |

The National Constitution Center is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Resources for Rural Schools

Kerry Sautner, Ed.D. Chief Learning Officer

Sarah Harris, Director of Education

Constitution Center Winter Mixer for Rural Schools

Join the Center’s team at this virtual networking reception as we engage in meaningful conversation around the 2020-2021 school year and our shared mission to build “A More Perfect Union,” one student at a time. Dr. Kerry Sautner, Chief Learning Officer and Sarah Harris, Director Education at the National Constitution Center, will provide methods to strengthen the nation’s civic education work by leveraging access to the Center’s educational resources. This reception is hosted by the National Constitution Center’s education team joined by fellow educators and school leaders from around the country.

Thursday, March 4 at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET

45 minutes with Q&A Discussion

Register here!

Constitutional Exchanges from the National Constitution Center

The Exchange Program connects middle school, high school, and college students online to practice civil dialogue skills; apply critical thinking and active listening; and learn about the Constitution, and how it affects their lives. All programs are offered for free and are a unique way to build constitutional knowledge through live interactive classes and the NCC’s acclaimed online learning platform, the Interactive Constitution. Students, teachers, and parents can join a constitutional conversation from anywhere in the United States, accessing publicly available Zoom sessions from a home computer, tablet, or phone. The Center offers three types of exchanges, and suggests teachers use a combination of all three offerings.

Public Scholar Exchanges

Part lecture and part lively conversation, our open sessions are open to the public so that students, teachers, and parents can join in a constitutional discussion with NCC scholar, including President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Chief Learning Officer Kerry Sautner, on core topics such as the First Amendment’s freedom of speech and press. Join the fun here!

Private Scholar Exchanges

Teachers can request private exchanges to be held with a scholar and their classes. This allows students to review the materials one-on-one for clarity or extra support. These sessions are tailored to a particular class’s interest and questions. Sessions will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from September 2020 - May 2021. Sign up for a private exchange here!

Teacher Advisor Council

The National Constitution Center’s Teacher Advisory Council supports the Center by sharing best practices for teaching constitutional and civic topics--looking at the intersection of U.S. history and current events--and advises the Center on programs and resources that would best support classroom instruction on constitutional fundamentals. Teachers on the advisory council are active and engaged educational professionals who advocate on behalf of the National Constitution Center with outreach for programs like the Scholar Exchanges and professional development opportunities. Want to learn more? Fill out the Teacher Advisor Council Interest Survey!

Interactive Constitution

The National Constitution Center unites America’s leading scholars from diverse legal and philosophical perspectives to explore the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution. The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool and has allowed learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of the constitutional debates at the center of American life.

Classroom Materials

The National Constitution Center brings innovative teaching tools to your classroom. Our approach to constitutional education emphasizes historic storytelling, constitutional rather than political questions, and the habits of civil dialogue and reflection.

Professional Development at the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is focused on working with educators and scholars to empower classrooms throughout the country with the tools, knowledge, and pedagogical practice they need to understand the Constitution and its relevance to Americans’ lives.

We have so much more! Join the conversation or email us for questions and follow-up.

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