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American Constitution Society

Constitution In The Classroom

Posted August 16, 2018

Join the American Constitution Society's longest-running, community-education project, Constitution in the Classroom. Our next initiative is coming up on Constitution Day, September 17. ACS's Constitution in the Classroom program provides an opportunity for lawyers to teach lessons based on the United States Constitution in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the country. Participating is a great way to increase constitutional literacy in schools and excite young minds about the Constitution. ACS prepares age-specific, interactive lesson plans that cover current Constitutional issues. ACS also provides volunteers with pocket Constitutions to pass out to students. We ask volunteers to reach out to local schools in their community to find classrooms interested in having them present a 45-60 minute lesson on the Constitution on or around Constitution Day. Volunteers are welcome to teach in a single classroom or organize additional classrooms and volunteers. Many ACS Lawyer Chapters also host the program and we can connect you with a chapter to join their regularly organized efforts.

  • Education
  • Children/Youth
American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Project coordinator will provide training information
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Bar License(s) required: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values.

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