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Explore Previously Recorded Scholar Exchanges
With live classes returning next week, this is a great opportunity to revisit some of our previously recorded Scholar Exchanges. All sessions are posted on our website, so you can explore any of the topics already covered this school year—like the foundations of American democracy, the civil rights movement, the First Amendment, and more. All of our Fun Friday sessions—featuring special guests like Linda Monk, Kurt Lash, and Martha S. Jones—are also available online.
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Upcoming Scholar Exchanges
This April, we are here to help students prepare for the upcoming Advanced Placement Government and Politics exam. All month long, the National Constitution Center’s team of constitutional scholars will review events of the Constitutional Convention, our nation’s founding documents—including the Bill of Rights—Supreme Court cases, and other relevant topics covered in a typical AP GoPo course. Plus, we’ll be here to answer any last-minute constitutional questions, ensuring that students are fully prepped for the test in May!
 
Not taking the test? These high-energy classes are great for learners of all ages!
Constitution 101: The Constitutional Convention
In this session, students will examine the issues and events that led to the Constitutional Convention, and explore its major turning points and compromises—including the Connecticut Compromise, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the Slave Trade Clause.

Monday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 7 Friday, April 9, with Jill Lepore Explore resources for this session here.
The Bill of Rights
In this session, students study the Bill of Rights—its rights and its protections and limitations on government—and the process by which it was discussed, debated, and ratified. Students will also explore how the Bill of Rights affects them today.

Monday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 14 Friday, April 16, with Akhil Reed Amar Explore resources for this session here.
AP Court Case Review
Students will review the top 15 Supreme Court cases from a typical course of study for an AP Government class. This class helps students better understand these landmark Supreme Court cases and the U.S. Constitution’s foundational principles. Great session for students to preview and investigate the Supreme Court cases to encourage further study of government.

Monday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 21 Friday, April 23
All Ages Session – 1 p.m. ET

Explore resources for this session here.
Founding Documents
Students will review America’s founding documents from a typical course of study for an AP Government class. Primary sources include the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, the Constitution (including the Bill of Rights), The Federalist Papers (#51, #70, #78), Brutus #1, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from the Birmingham City Jail.

Monday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 28 Friday, April 30
All Ages Session – 1 p.m. ET

Explore resources for this session here.
Live classes are offered the entire school year with new topics WEEKLY! Review the full 2020-2021 school year schedule HERE.

All sessions are also recorded, streamed live on YouTube, and posted on our website. Need the corresponding resources for each session? Find resource briefs and slides for each topic here.
Continue the Conversation With Two More Exchange Opportunities!
Book the time that works for your class to engage!
 
Private Scholar Exchanges
Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, these sessions include your class, a scholar, and a moderator—and are available on any Scholar Exchange topic.
 
Peer to Peer Classroom Exchanges
Led by student voice and moderated by scholars, judges, and teacher facilitators, students across the nation are connected for virtual discussions about the Constitution. Register your class to receive both content-driven and civil dialogue lesson plans.
The National Constitution Center's education team is here to help with any of our online resources. Email education@constitutioncenter.org with questions or comments on how we can help you and your students with your remote learning needs.
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