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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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A Truly “Star-Spangled” Month

NEH Summer Scholars at Ft. Henry Maryland
Susan Key is the Star Spangled Music Foundation Executive DirectorRead More »
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George Washington's Birthday: E-Book of Readings

George Washington’s Birthday: An American HolidayThe Origins and Traditions of George Washington’s Birthday HolidayAbraham Lincoln, “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions”Read More »
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Voices of Democracy: A Resource for Teachers

J. Michael Hogan is Liberal Arts Research Professor and Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation at Penn State University. He is one of the founders and co-directors of Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project.Read More »
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Getting to "The Heart of the Matter" with EDSITEment

The humanities and social sciences are not merely elective, nor are they elite or elitist. … They are critical to our pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, as described by our nation’s founders. —The Heart of the Matter ReportIt sometimes seems that the education community’s emphasis on STEM and the utilitarian case for a college education has not only left the humanities without a place at the education table but has pushed them out the door where they stand shivering in the cold!Read More »
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