Teacher Resources

National Organizations
Center for Civic Education
5145 Douglas Fir Road
Calabasas, CA 91302-1440
818-591-9330 (fax)

Services: Sponsors a wide variety of civic/citizenship education and LRE programs, including programs focusing on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; American political traditions and institutions at the federal, state, and local levels; constitutionalism; civic participation; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Offers curriculum materials and professional development opportunities for the We the People and Project Citizen programs.

Street Law, Inc.
1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 870
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-1131 (fax)

Services: Creates curriculum materials and conducts training programs that help people understand their rights and responsibilities, think critically, and work cooperatively to solve society's problems. Co-sponsors www.landmarkcases.org, containing activities related to key Supreme Court cases such as the Dred Scott case, Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education.

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Services: Sponsors Law Day and Constitution Day. Offers lesson plans and other curriculum materials on a variety of law-related topics, including the Constitution and Bill of Rights, separation of powers and Brown v. Board of Education.

Close Up Foundation
44 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314-1592

Services: Focuses on civic education. Publishes Current Issues, which addresses a variety of public policy debates such as the war in Iraq, immigration, and global warming. Presents educational programs in Washington, D.C., for students in grades 6-12.

Lesson Plan Websites

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Many lessons for secondary grades.

Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
Many lessons and a variety of other resources for a wide range of LRE programs.

National Constitution Center
A variety of lesson plans and other curriculum resources related to the U.S. Constitution. Also look for word find puzzles on the Constitution and Brown v. Board of Education.

Oklahoma Bar Association's LRE Project
Lessons on dozens of topics.

Lessons on the Constitution.

Washington State Courts Educational Resources
Lesson plans for all grade levels, including plans on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, juvenile justice, the court system and separation of powers. Although these plans were designed to be delivered by attorneys and judges, teachers can easily modify them for their own use.

The Bill of Rights Institute
Offers three free e-newsletters with lesson plans and classroom activities focused on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The New York Times Learning Network
Lesson plans for all grade levels, linked to current events discussed in The New York Times.

The National Archives
Lesson plans using documents from the National Archives, including an online version of the U.S. Constitution workshop.

iCivics Inc.
Lesson plans, interactive games, and sample PowerPoint presentations, including curriculum units on the U.S. Constitution and the court system.

Juvenile Justice Information

Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia
Contains copies of the Juvenile Court Judges Benchbook and the Uniform Rules governing proceedings in juvenile court. Also lists contact information for the juvenile court judges in each county.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Based at Kennesaw State University. Provides continuing information focused on juvenile justice issues in Georgia.

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