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Celebrating the Freedom to Read! Banned Books Week: Sep 24–30, 2017

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“Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous—they contain ideas.” —Pete HautmanRead More »

Ten Ways to Teach the U.S. Constitution

Preamble to the Constitution
September 17 is officially Constitution Day (celebrated on Monday, September 18 this year). Since 2005, every U.S. educational institution that receives federal funds is required to teach about the United States Constitution. The original Constitution, signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, is the oldest working constitution in the world.Read More »
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December Ideas From the EDSITEment Calendar

Miguel Cabrera, “Portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” (1648-1695).
You might think that December is the month of holidays and parties, but did you know that it is also full of historic anniversaries such as the arrest of Rosa Parks on the first, and important birthdays such as that of Mexican poet and nun Sor Juana Inès de la Cruz on the second?Read More »
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Celebrate the Bill of Rights

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Why do we have a Bill of Rights? What difference does it make?A brief historyIn the summer of 1787, as the delegates to the Constitutional Convention debated how to establish a system of government that would secure the rights of citizens better than that under the Articles of Confederation, very little time was devoted to discuss the inclusion of a declaration of individual rights against government in the new Constitution. Read More »
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Seven Ways to Teach the U.S. Constitution

Preamble to Constitution
On September 17,  every U.S. educational institution that receives federal funds is required to teach about the United States Constitution. EDSITEment was one of the first federal agencies to establish a Constitution Day feature, and over the years this feature has evolved into a robust mini-site of over 30 lessons, vetted websites, games, and videos.Read More »
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