In Search of the Constitution, Published/Produced: New York : Public Affairs Television, Inc., 1987 : Distributed by PBS Video, 1989. Description: 11 videocassettes (58 min. ea.) In an eleven-part series, Bill Moyers discusses the history of the Constitution, how it has been interpreted, and how it affects nearly every aspect of our lives.
Empire of Reason First Run?Icarius Films, 1988 http://www.frif.com Debates over ratification of the Constitution in New York acted out as a modern TV political campaign.
1776 Columbia/Tristar, 1987. Based on the Tony award-winning Broadway musical about the Declaration of Independence.
Survey current opinions about the historical debates on the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Countryman, Edward, What did the Constitution Mean to Early Americans?
Ellis, Joseph J. , What did the Declaration Declare?
Rakove, Jack N. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Grade Level Discussions
Reading, Writing and History - Identifying and Teaching a Lesson