A preview of "Constitution USA"

Constitution USA

This four-hour PBS series introduces viewers to some of today’s major constitutional debates—free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, voting rights, separation of church and state, presidential power in the post-9/11 world, to name just a few—and the fascinating stories of the people they affect every day.

  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    Created April 2, 2013

    Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    A crop of "Guerrilla Warfare. Picket Duty in Virginia," 1862Directions: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of “Chamberlain,” a chapter from Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson and the Crisis in the Dominican Republic

    Created March 25, 2013
    LBJ: Honduran soldiers

    In this lesson, students look at the history of the United States’s relationship with Latin America, and they then evaluate the competing priorities which shaped the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965.

    Statue of Freedom set atop the Capitol Dome in Washington DC

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    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps, and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents, and hundreds of other topics.

    Race—Are We So Different?

    Race—Are We So Different? is a project of the American Anthropological Association. A traveling exhibit and website, it looks through the eyes of history, science, and lived experience to explain differences among people and reveal the reality—and unreality—of race. The site contains a virtual tour of the exhibit, resources for middle and high school teachers, STEM resources, and a robust American history section with an interactive timeline.

    World War I poster by Howard Chandler Christy (1873–1952)

    Women's Empowerment in America and the World

    Immerse yourself in the great contributions women have made to our history and culture.

  • Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

    Created February 21, 2013
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    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents and hundreds of other topics.