Thursday | October 13, 2022
Are you a teacher responsible for teaching about slavery, the Civil War, and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and Reconstruction? These historical moments are imperative to address and can be challenging to cover in a comprehensive way. Join the Albert Shanker Institute, National Constitution Center and Share My Lesson for an informative session on teaching these important amendments and meeting your state standards.
This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms.
Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan
Revolutionary War Lesson Plans
Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
Thomas Donnelly is senior fellow for constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center. His focus at the Center has been creating content for the Center’s Interactive Constitution, a leading online resource exploring each provision of the Constitution; the Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality exhibit, the first gallery in America devoted to exploring the constitutional debates and key figures central to the formation and ratification of the Reconstruction Amendments; America’s Town Hall programming; and We the People podcasts with Jeffrey Rosen. Donnelly’s specialties include constitutional theory, American political development, and American constitutional history (particularly, the Reconstruction era). More...
After teaching Psychology and Political Science at multiple levels for more than 16 years, Trish Everett proudly considers herself a "professional nerd." She loves getting to know her students as humans, watching them form their own opinions. Her work as an AP Reader, a Madison Fellow (FL'12), a mentor in the James Madison Legacy Project, plus a member of the Teacher Advisory Board for the National Constitution Center and the National Advisory Council for the Center for Civic Education is immensely satisfying, and frequently gives her opportunities to collaborate with brilliant educators. She enjoys traveling and attending professional development, and was named a 2021 Teacher of the Year by the American Lawyers Alliance. She lives in Florida with her very patient husband.
Dr. Kerry Sautner, Ed.D., is the chief learning officer at the National Constitution Center. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of the public’s on-site experience and leads the Center’s national education efforts. Through various platforms, Sautner drives the development and distribution of programs and online offerings that make the Center the nation’s leading constitutional education resource. Sautner also leads the development of interactive programs for students, teachers, and the public; theatrical productions; educational videos; and standards-based classroom materials available on-site and online. More...
Shawn Fisch, Teacher. I have been a teacher in NYC for over 20 years. I have taught grades 9-12 in high need areas and serving ELL's. My professional development centers on using more technology in the classroom and catering lessons with SEL in mind. We are getting students ready for a brave new world. We owe it to them and ourselves to grow and develop as much as we can.