ERIC Number: ED364451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
"The Blueprint of Democracy": The United States Constitution.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.
This publication is intended for teachers bringing a class to visit the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a workshop on primary documents. The National Archives serves as the repository for all federal records of enduring value. Primary sources are vital teaching tools because they actively engage the student's imagination so that he or she may visualize past events and make sense of their reality and meaning. This publication concerns a workshop on the U.S. Constitution. In addition to historical information on the U.S. Constitution, background on two documents involved in the workshop--George Washington's copy of the first draft of the Constitution and the 19th Amendment--is included. Photographs of these two documents as well as two student exercises also are provided. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution