National Constitution Center (NCC) hosts programs that I think you would like for your school for remote learning. Since COVID-19 school closures began, the National Constitution Center has been running online classes called Scholar Exchanges.
Scholar Exchanges connect students with a constitutional scholar for a virtual interactive class about the Constitution. Part lecture and part lively conversation, sessions are open to the public.
I wanted to let you know that the NCC’s Scholar Exchanges were extended through the end of May. This week focuses on the 2nd Amendment and the AP Founding Documents. Then we have two weeks of Scholar Exchanges that focus on Elections in America, including a special Fun Friday session with American Journalist Emily Bazelon. We’ve been getting a lot of interest from teachers about these Election sessions!
Here are the dates for upcoming sessions.
- May 6 and 7: The 2nd Amendment (Encore Presentation)
- May 8: AP Founding Documents
- May 13 and 14: The Electoral College
- May 15: Fun Friday session: Elections in America with Emily Bazelon
- May 20 and 21: Voting Rights in America
For a full schedule and to sign up for a session, visit here!
Scholar Exchanges are a variation on Classroom Exchanges which are sessions where classes interact directly with other classes across the country to discuss constitutional issues that matter most to them. The NCC pairs classrooms – with a constitutional expert moderating – and provides lesson plans to prep. Students really enjoy the chance to meet and interact with other classes.
I also love their interactive Constitution! Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives. I have created many WebQuests using their interactive Constitution.
Check out scholar exchanges now. It’s an amazing free program–> https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/educational-video/scholar-exchange-ap-landmark-supreme-court-cases