Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was an originalist in his approach to the Constitution. In a 2008 video for Annenberg Classroom, he and Justice Stephen G. Breyer discussed theories of interpreting the Constitution.
The Annenberg Classroom documentaries “Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases” and "Magna Carta," both released in September for Constitution Day, have been awarded prizes for excellence.
Annenberg Classroom and other partners in the Civics Renewal Network will take part in the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in New Orleans, the nation's largest social studies conference.
Thousands of immigrants from across the globe will be sworn in as American citizens, while students nationwide will take part in the “Preamble Challenge” to celebrate Constitution Day (Sept. 17).
In time for Constitution Day, Annenberg Classroom has released three videos dealing with constitutional protections and the rule of law, including habeas corpus in the Guantanamo Bay detention cases. Also back this fall is a popular online course about the Constitution from scholar Kermit Roosevelt.
Annenberg Classroom’s That’s Your Right game has been named a finalist for a 2015 Games for Change Award. The game, a single- or multiplayer digital card game that teaches students about the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was named one of the three finalists for Best Gameplay.
PHILADELPHIA — Just in time for Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15), Annenberg Classroom has released the multiplayer version of a game for middle and high-school students that challenges them to apply their knowledge of the Constitution to everyday legal scenarios. Annenberg Classroom’s “That’s Your Right” game lets students compete against each other online in
On Sept. 17, 2014, 47 students and their teachers gathered in Washington, D.C. as part of a coast-to-coast celebration to commemorate Constitution Day.
Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 17, and the 225th anniversary of the drafting of the Bill of Rights will be celebrated by events spanning the nation, including naturalization ceremonies at iconic sites, students taking the “Preamble Challenge,” a panel in Washington examining the role of civics in American life, and the start-up of an online resource for civics education. The daylong commemoration will launch the Civics Renewal Network, a collaboration among 26 groups, including the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Annenberg Classroom documentary “Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio" has received a 2014 CINE Special Jury Award, chosen as one of the best films from among recipients of the 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award from the Council on International Nontheatrical Events.