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We the People: Constitution Tour™

 
 

In partnership with many DC organizations, We the People Constitution Tour & Field Study has been a wonderful resource to DC public schools. Now, we pick up one more partner and take the tour online and nation-wide with NBC News Learn.

This 5-part video series helps teach kids about the U.S. Constitution and why civic engagement is important. The videos discuss the three branches of the U.S. government as put forth in the U.S. Constitution way back in 1787 —

Article I – The Legislative Branch
Article II – The Executive Branch
Article III – The Judicial Branch

Plus the Bill of Rights

It also includes a look at the National Archives and Records Administration and the role it fulfills as our nation’s record keeper.

The goal of the new series is to help students think about their Constitution and the rights it gives every American citizen, including students, and American citizens living abroad! We hope to inspire students to actively engage in civic participation --- in their school, in their community, in their town, in their state or region, and, perhaps one day, on a national level.

This new series joins other award-winning videos on the NBC News Learn website about topics as varied as Nanotechnology, WWII, Our Changing Planet and the Science of the Summer Olympics. All pretty cool!


Here are some of favorite videos from the series!

We the People: George Mason

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as our Bill of Rights, which serve as a guarantee for our freedoms. But these amendments almost didn't happen. Join a group of middle schoolers on a tour of Washington, D.C. as they learn about the Constitution and what it means to be "We the People." The "We the People" videos are produced in partnership with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

We the People: Supreme Court

Article III of the Constitution sets up the third and final branch of our government, the judicial branch. At its head is the Supreme Court. Join a group of middle schoolers on a tour of Washington, D.C. as they learn about the Constitution and what it means to be "We the People." The "We the People" videos are produced in partnership with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

We the People: National Archives

Once a vision for the United States of America, crafted by our founding fathers, the Declaration of Independence is preserved as living proof of our history at the National Archives and Records Administration. Join a group of middle schoolers on a tour of Washington, D.C. as they learn about this document and others and what it means to be "We the People." The "We the People" videos are produced in partnership with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.