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Celebrate A Seminal Moment in American History

Celebrate A Seminal Moment in American History

Students can discover the vital role the U.S. Constitution played in our government’s formation through enthralling stories, historic documents and compelling evidence

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. Visit the museum in person for an immersive field trip and discover rare artifacts and interactive showcases inspired by the U.S. Constitution, or experience the museum online through live online tours, interactive programs, and classes.

The National Constitution Center is the first and only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. Through interactive exhibits, rare artifacts, and live theater, the Center brings the Constitution to life for visitors of all ages. Freedom Rising is a multimedia theater-in-the-round performance that sets the stage for the National Constitution Center visitor experience.

In Signers’ Hall, walk among 42 life-size bronze statues of the signers of the Constitution. In the Story of We the People, explore over 100 multimedia elements and discover for yourself why the U.S. Constitution is as important today as it was over 200 years ago. 

The Story of We the People Exhibit Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center
The Story of We the People Exhibit. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center

Bring the Museum into Your Classroom

After your visit, bring the National Constitution Center home with you and into your classroom! Museum resources include an online Interactive Constitution and drawing on primary source documents from the new, curated online Founders’ Library—containing over 170 historical texts and over 70 landmark Supreme Court cases selected by leading experts of different perspectives—students can study the historical and philosophical foundations of America’s founding principles from a range of diverse voices.  Educators are encouraged to utilize numerous educational resources on their website to enhance in-class learning. The new Constitution 101 online curriculum provides teachers a comprehensive semester-long course on the Constitution and offers high school students the opportunity to think about the Constitution and America’s founding principles more deeply, more critically, and for themselves. Constitution 101 is a virtual curriculum offered specifically to provide students with a basic understanding of the text and its profound significance. Some examples of units include The Bill of Rights, The Legislative Branch: How Congress Works, and Slavery in America: From the Founding to America’s Second Founding.

Other programs include live, real-time online classes catered to audiences from elementary school to high school, as well as lifelong learners. These lessons help build critical thinking abilities, active listening and engagement among students and professors.

Signers' Hall Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center
Signers’ Hall Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center

Visit the National Constitution Center

This must-see museum is located at 525 Arch Street just steps from the historic Liberty Bell and Independence Hall making this a magnificent field trip destination. Groups of 15 students or more receive discounted admission rates to premier exhibits, history tours, and educational programs.

For more information about planning your next field trip @constitutionctr, visit their website and start creating a memorable experience for the entire class.

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