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Does anybody know of an excellent curriculum for teaching the Constitution to 9th-12th graders?

Does one already exist?

It would have to be non-partisan, of course. And responsible to common sense. None of this "living document" business.

I'm looking at ways to facilitate parents at the local or state levels to get constitutional education adopted by the school systems. So if there's already a textbook in play, that's a really good start.

Anybody know of one?

Jack Pelham
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Hand them a pocket constitution

Then ask them to find 10 things in it that are being violated by the federal government.

Have them come into class and explain that now that they are in that room, they have none of the protections afforded in the constitution.

Have them read and write a short essay on each article and each amendment.

Have them read their essays aloud to the class, then discuss them.

Dont let it be boring

You have to find ways to make it exciting.
I would start out with the John Adams movie.
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor was a good movie
The Crossing was another good movie

You could show the movies to the kids and have them cross reference the facts/dates and so on and write opinions on why each of the men faught for freedom and the revolution. Just dont forgets women had a roll too...Mrs.Adams Im sure...And I do wonder how Mrs. Washington and Mrs.Jefferson felt.
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Here are a couple I used for 4 of my children:

Am using one of them now.
http://www.amazon.com/Our-American-Constitution-Story-Docume...

http://www.amazon.com/Making-America-Substance-Meaning-Const...

The second one I found at a yard sale, and I have seen it several times since then. I think I will buy all of them from now on, for Daily Paulers, etc. The poster below who mentioned Pat Weslowski, probably has some ideas, I have a few of her books for my curriculum.

These Guys

have some of the best materials for young students.
http://www.facebookstore.net/

9th - 12th graders?

sure. michael badnarik's constituion class is top notch!
http://www.constitutionpreservation.org

this is not a "curriculum" per se altho i would show it to 9 - 12.

i don't think you will find anyone more passionate about studying and
teaching about the constitution. you could maybe even get him to come
to a class and visit with your students. he travel widely.

i met him and had lunch with him. he is a really good guy.

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Elementary Catechism on the Constitution of the United States

Elementary Catechism on the Constitution of the United States
by Arthur J. Stansbury, 1828 is freely available at the following site:
http://books.google.com/books/pdf/Elementary_Catechism_on_th...
Although it is out of date based on subsequent amendments.

A Updated/Revised Edition by William H. Huff, 1993 is for sale at the following site:
http://www.lexrex.com/catalog/catechism/catech.htm

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Here is a link to a CD book

Here is a link to a CD book taught in Ohio in 1854, prior to the 14th Amendment which created a New Constitution (Civil Rights replaced Unalienable Rights). You will also find several other early 1800's text books on the Constitution and Law on this site, all on CD as most of the bond books are not available.

(warning: The owner of this site has stated that some of the books were 5th grade level in their day, but may be hard for todays 12th graders to understand...)

http://brockport.net/republicvsdemocracy/catalog/index.php?m...

http://brockport.net/republicvsdemocracy/catalog/index.php?m...

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I wrote my Governor about this...

Since SC has a "Governor's Reading Honor Roll" I implored Sanford to make it mandatory that all SC gov employees take a US Constitution and State Constitution class, and that the schools be required to teach both. Then they can give out "Governor's Civics Honor Roll" awards!! Seems crazy to have to "force" people to learn about these documents...

I think 9-12th graders could ingest Badnarik's Constitution class....but I doubt any state would "endorse" these truthful classes...probably best left for "community awareness".

Badnarik Constitution Class Part 1

Badnarik Part 2

Badnarik Part 3

Badnarik Part 4

Badnarik Part 5

Badnarik Part 6

Badnarik Part 7

I have no idea about a textbook concerning the Constitution -- I'd be interested in this info also.

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Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
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I don't know ...but I do know who probably does....

Friends of mine here are leaders on the national homeschool scene -
contact Pat Wesolowski - she and her husband are huge Ron Paul supporters too....

http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com/Homeschool_Reviews/revi...

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