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The Pluralism Project at Harvard University

Religion and Public Education Resource Center

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

Religion in the Public Schools: Anti-Defamation League

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Teaching About Religion

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Curriculum Materials on the Constitution and Bill of Rights

First Freedom Center - High-School Lesson Plans

The Constitution for Kids

Education for Freedom: Lesson Plans for Teaching the First Amendment

Exploring Constitutional Law

Why the Bill of Rights - What Impact Does It Have?

The First Amendment: What's Fair in a Free Country
Bill of Rights: A Reading Comprehension Lesson

Picture Books and the Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights Day

What Responsibilities Accompany Our Rights?

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

An Approach to Teaching Religious Tolerance

Religious Convictions: Exploring Current Debates Involving the Separation of Church and State

Justice Learning: Civic Education in the Real World

Separating of Church and State

Tolerating Diversity: Exploring the Shaping of Tolerance and Intolerance

In Whom Do We Trust? An Examination of the Separation of Church and State

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash: Examining the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Government

Religious Convictions: Exploring Current Debates Involving the Separation of Church and State

Literature for Elementary Students

Below is a selection of nonfiction children’s books to teach about the Constitution and Bill of Rights to elementary students. The numbers in brackets are recommended grade levels. The Education for Freedom site [above] recommends using children's biographies of key people who exemplified freedoms in the Bill of Rights. The Picture Books and the Bill of Rights site [above] gives examples of children's books that could be used to teach civics lessons about rights.

Allen, Kathy. U.S. Constitution. Capstone Press, 2008. (K-1)
Coleman, Warren. The Bill of Rights (New True). Children’s Press, 1987. (K-2)
Hamilton, John. The Bill Of Rights (Government in Action!). Checkerboard Books, 2004. (3-6)
Hamilton, John. The Constitution (Government in Action!). Checkerboard Books, 2004. (3-6)
King, David C. Freedom of Assembly (Land of the Free). Millbrook Press, 1997. (3-6)
King, David C. The Right To Speak Out (Land of the Free). Millbrook Press, 1997. (3-6)
Krull, Kathleen. A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant. HarperCollins, 1999. (4-5)
Peterson, Christine. The U.S. Constitution (First Fact Books), 2006. (K-1)
Pearl, Norman. The Bill of Rights (American Symbols). Picture Window Books, 2002. (K-2)
Pearl, Norman. The U.S. Constitution (American Symbols). Picture Window Books, 2004. (K-2)
Sobel, Syl. The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now. Barron's Educational Series, 2008. (2-5)
Sobel, Syl. The U.S. Constitution and You. Barron's Educational Series, 2001. (2-5)
Teitelbaum, Michael. The U.S. Constitution (Our Government and Citizenship). Child’s World, 2004. (2-3)
Travis, Cathy. Constitution Translated for Kids. Synergy Books, 2006 (5-8)