Amending America: Education Outreach
Classroom & Library Exhibit
A panel exhibition for classrooms and libraries introduces the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the U.S. Constitution to our nation’s younger citizens. In partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and school districts, the National Archives has distributed 2,000 pop-up exhibits to 1,500 locations in all 50 states.
Education and Public Programs
Throughout the initiative, the National Archives will offer a wide array of educational opportunities and programming in Washington, DC, and across the country. From free public programs in the William G. McGowan Theater – including lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and webcasts – to student and teacher workshops in select cities, visitors will be able to dive deeper into these important records in our nation’s capitol and beyond.
In addition, specialized teaching materials and docent training guides will be developed for use at regional facilities and partner institutions nationwide. Teachers and students can also discover educational tools and special activities on DocsTeach.org as well as its accompanying app for the iPad.
Download these free ebooks related to Amending America:
- – Amending America exhibition catalog by curators Christine Blackerby and Jennifer Johnson
- – Congress Creates the Bill of Rights from the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives
- – Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test: A Primary Source-Based Workbook Exploring Protections Found in the Bill of Rights from the National Archives Education team.
Amending America is presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.