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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Contributions to Civics Education

The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC) of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands celebrate the life and enduring legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

We gratefully remember her important contributions to civics education and her work with us to teach and inform the next generation of citizens and leaders.

The film clip above features brief excerpts from three APPC-Sunnylands films. All three are available as free educational resources on Annenberg Classroom.

Three films with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In 2006, Justice Ginsburg took part in “A Conversation on the Constitution: The Fourteenth Amendment,” an APPC- and Sunnylands-sponsored seminar in Washington, D.C., in which high school students asked questions about the Constitution. In it, students ask Justice Ginsburg: “What does equal protection under the law mean?” “What does due process mean?” “Why do we have the Fourteenth Amendment and what would we lose if we didn’t have it?”

Justice Ginsburg also was featured in two other films cosponsored by APPC and Sunnylands:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson during the taping of “A Conversation on the Constitution” in Washington, D.C., in 2006.