Educational Materials for Instruction on Bill of Rights
The upcoming 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, Dec. 15, has prompted the development over recent years of numerous educational programs and materials. The following is a partial list of national groups that publish listings of many such resources:
- The Center for Research and Development in Law- Related Education (CRADLE) has published a catalog listing 1,300 teacher-written lesson plans on the Bill of Rights, as well as 67 resource materials on the subject produced by other organizations. Copies of the "National Repository Catalog of Teacher-Developed Lesson Plans on Law and the Constitution" are available for a fee from: CRADLE, Wake Forest University School of Law, P.O. Box 7206, Reynolda Station, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27109; telephone (919) 759-5872 or 1-800-437-1054.
- The American Bar Association publishes a free catalog of Bill of Rights teaching resources. To order the catalog or any other materials published by the group, contact: Tammy Russo, A.B.A. Division for Public Education, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Ill. 60611-3314; telephone (312) 988-5745.
- "Resources for Teachers on the Bill of Rights," a volume by the ER@c Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, contains a bibliography and a directory of hundreds of national and state organizations promoting teaching about the Constitution. The 214-page guide is also a resource itself, with sample lessons on the Bill of Rights, reprints of key historical documents, background papers on the subject, and a Bill of Rights chronology. The guide is available for $15 a copy, plus $2 for shipping and handling, from: Publications Manager, Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, 2805 East 10th St., Suite 120, Bloomington, Ind. 47408.
- The American Civil Liberties Union has a directory of briefing papers, books, pamphlets, and posters on lawsuits that involved the Bill of Rights. The address is: 132 West 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10036; telephone (212) 9449800, extension 607.
- A catalog of publications pertaining to the Bill of Rights is
also available from the American Historical Association upon request.
The address is: 400 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003; telephone
(202) 544-2422. . A booklet developed for the 1991 National History
Day competition, "Rights in History," also contains resource
materials and bibliographies. Call or write: National History Day,
11201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; telephone (216)
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