Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The National Constitution Center brings Museum to Chester High School

Museum Program Demonstrator Laura Layne presenting interactive program on the Bill of Rights

The National Constitution Center (NCC) offers a Traveling History and Civics Program to schools. Laura Layne, Museum Program Demonstrator came to Chester High School to present the Bill of Rights. Yesterday, December 15, 2015 was the Bill of Rights Day. The Bill of Rights was formally added to the Constitution in 1791 and is known as the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. Through generous contributions the NCC is able to offer free Traveling History and Civics Programs to schools in Pennsylvania. Field Trips are sometimes difficult to coordinate and plan. With the Traveling History Program, schools do not have to plan at all. Schools just have to provide a few dates that work for them and NCC will handle the logistics. This program allows NCC to bring what is offered at the museum directly to the classrooms. Besides the Bill of Rights (grades 4-12) program, other great programs offered by NCC are The Presidency (4-12), Growing Up in America (K-12), Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship (4-12), First Amendment (4-12), Being an Active Citizen (K-3), Separation of Powers (4-12), Independence Day (3-12), African American History (4-12), and Women’s History (4-12). These workshops are also available, Artifacts from the 1800s & 1900s and The Emancipation Proclamation. Supplemental curriculum materials are available. More information can be found on the NCC website at, under “Learn,” then select “Traveling History and Civics Programs.”

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