Ask the Constitution

Age Level: 10–13  Grade Level: 5–8

While the U.S. Constitution is the ultimate basis of our rights as American citizens, we don't always understand the relationship between this charter of freedom and the laws that derive from it. This series asks provocative questions that draw attention to the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, as well as the limitations that have been set on these rights. Particular attention is paid to the arguments over how this foundational document should be interpreted and how its interpretation has evolved over time. Show middle schoolers how the Constitution relates to the most hotly contested issues of our day and inspire them to add their own voices to the debate. Features include: Offers an in-depth look of the Constitution and explores how its words translate into laws and policies. Uses real-world examples to help young readers understand the Constitution's importance as a living document. Prompts students to engage with important topics in civics, one of the four core disciplines in the C3 Framework for Social Studies. Sidebars supply readers with extra information, while Notes and Further Reading sections provide additional resources for study.

  • Fall 2019
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    Can Anyone Own a Gun?

    Can Anyone Own a Gun?

    Jeff Mapua
    Since the birth of the United States of America, the question of who can own a gun has been debated by passionate people on both sides of the argument. The Founding Fathers are no longer around to clarify exactly what they meant in the Second Amendment...Read More

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    Can Certain Religions Be Outlawed?

    Can Certain Religions Be Outlawed?

    Ty Schalter
    Religion is our most personal freedom. It's the first thing the Bill of Rights guarantees all Americans and the last thing we'd think the government could take away. Between wedding cakes, travel bans, public schools, and private employers, the role of faith in public life is constantly in the news...Read More

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    Can States Make Their Own Laws?

    Can States Make Their Own Laws?

    Alex Acks
    America is a complex tapestry of laws, from the local ones passed by your city council to national laws made by Congress. Sometimes Congress passes a law to build a program, such as the Affordable Care Act, and then hands some or all of its administration over to the states...Read More

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    Do Immigrants Have the Right to Come to the United States?

    Do Immigrants Have the Right to Come to the United States?

    Kathryn Ohnaka
    Since America's earliest days, people have come from all over the world to live here, but it isn't easy. Their right to enter the country has been challenged many times, and it is still challenged today...Read More

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    Do Women Have Equal Rights?

    Do Women Have Equal Rights?

    Elizabeth Schmermund
    Our understanding of gender has changed quite a bit since the Constitution was first written. Yet, there has always been debate about how women should be included under the laws that govern the United States...Read More

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    Is Every American Adult Allowed to Vote?

    Is Every American Adult Allowed to Vote?

    Alex Acks
    When the United States of America began as a country, only white men who owned land could vote. Over the last 230 years, people have fought and protested and even died to expand the right to vote to include every adult over the age of eighteen...Read More

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