Background on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, discussion questions, key precedent-setting Supreme Court cases summarized.
Official ACLU PowerPoint with a special focus on the constitutional protections guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the post-Civil War amendments, and modern day court cases, national and local, of particular interest to young people. PDF here (version with speaker’s notes here).
New 2016 current issue slides:
Over the years, attorneys have provided their revised (or in some cases, completely unique) PowerPoints for others to share if they like. Feel free to take the best from everyone’s, and create the presentation that focuses on the issues your teacher has indicated are most relevant for the class you’ll be speaking to.
Background guide to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights,and upto-the-minute precedent-setting Supreme Court decisions,. Also included is a quick guide to Know Your Rights resources, especially for young people.
CONSTITUTION DAY BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Presentation Outline (generic)
Student Resources (Other organizations so you can get involved!)
Kids & the Law (Cal State Bar publication)
When You Turn 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers (Calif State Bar publication)
Content Standards – middle school
Content Standrds – high school
The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties fights for individual rights and fundamental freedoms for all through education, litigation, & policy advocacy.