800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the great charter of liberty
The Magna Carta has resonated throughout the centuries and across the globe as no other legal text and has been hailed as one of the most significant documents in English history. It has served as the basis for the principle that no one, including kings and presidents, is above the law and that the right to due process of law belongs to everyone.
A message from LRE Committee Chair Rocky Martinez.
Hon. Mike Chmiel shares his thoughts and thanks for the Committee's work this past year.
Civics in action: The Jacksonville Turner Walking Tour
For the last 19 years, every September, the 7th graders of the Turner School in Jacksonville, Illinois, go on the annual Historic Walking Tour. The students go to several locations across Jacksonville as part of a living history experience.
Constitution Day resources
Need a resource for Constitution Day, September 17, 2015? Or want some resources when teaching about the U.S. Constitution, U.S. history or civics?
An introduction and call for articles from Editor Ed Schoenbaum.
Magna Carta is 800 years old—Still time to celebrate
Teachers may enjoy a free downloadable activity guide about the Magna Carta, available from the American Bar Association. Although the guide was prepared for the May 1, 2015 Law Day celebrations, the activities it suggests for school youth are useful year-round.
Model Illinois Government
This spring nearly 300 students participated in the Model Illinois Government simulation, and gained more experience in a weekend than they could have in a semester of classes.