2015's Constitution Day celebration featured two exclusive events webcasted live from Philadelphia to classrooms across the United States. For those who missed any portion of these live virtual events, archived video is available below.
Take a virtual tour inside this cutting-edge museum, the first and only one of its kind devoted to the U.S. Constitution. Highlights of the 30-minute tour:
Students will meet Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer who will speak about the ins and outs of his job and answer students’ questions
Watch the archived event here.
Judge Rendell is a federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a seat she has held since 1997. The Third Circuit hears appeals from federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Judge Rendell has been active in promoting youth interest in government since she was the first lady in Pennsylvania and is the co-founder of the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement.
Stay right here, or come back to this page when you're ready to watch. All you will need to view the event is a laptop or computer with an internet connection and a means of projecting your screen to the classroom.
Both events are appropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
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