Here are some interesting links to visit. We hope they will help you as you explore and discover more about our Constitution and system of government:
See an image of the Constitution of the United States:
Go up close and in depth: Explore this interactive Constitution through the National Constitution Center’s website:
Learn more about Constitution Day through the National Archives:
Peruse Maryland's Constitution:
Did you know that Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the Constitution? Discover more facts about the Constitution in a Q&A format: www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_q_and_a.html
Learn about Maryland's court system online, including a video that gives you an overview of the state’s courts in less than 10 minutes: mdcourts.gov/courts/about.html
Discover the courts from a younger point of view and help children learn with these guides and coloring books:
Watch Maryland's highest court in action – archived webcasts of Maryland Court of Appeals arguments:
Visit the Maryland State Law Library, Maryland's oldest law library, which features one of the State's most extensive collections of legal and government information resources.
Explore the People's Law Library, a legal information and self-help website.
The National Constitution Center is a museum devoted entirely to the Constitution, in Philadelphia – admission is free on Constitution Day, Sept. 17 – but you can also learn a lot by visiting online.
National Constitution Center http://constitutioncenter.org/
Constitution Hall Pass http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/hall-pass
Which Founding Father are you? The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 by 55 men who shared one purpose, but who had very different personalities. Take this interactive quiz from the National Constitution Center to learn more and figure out which Founder’s personality best fits your own: constitutioncenter.org/foundersquiz/
From the National Constitution Center: Try your hand at rebuilding the Constitution’s Bill of Rights in this interactive game:
- Teachers: The Center for Civic Education offers lesson plans for K-12 about the Constitution and American citizenship:
Center for Civic Education new.civiced.org/home
lesson plans for K-12 new.civiced.org/resources/curriculum/constitution-day-and-citizenship-day