The freeInteractive Constitution app for iOS and Android presents the full text of the US Constitution and features essays by leading scholars that detail areas of agreement and disagreement across a range of philosophical and legal perspectives. From the lower-right corner of the screen, users can access additional educational resources—such as lesson plans, videos, recordings of live debates, podcasts, and a Constitution Daily Blog. Created by the National Constitution Center, in partnership with the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, this nonpartisan resource is featured by the College Board in its Advanced Placement history and government courses. Cost: Free
The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has developed assessments of civiconline reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of the information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computer screens. Discussions about politics and public policy, for example, increasingly take place on social media.
November 11 marked 100 years since the end of World War I. Artists and intellectuals, many of whom experienced combat firsthand, responded in myriad, often contradictory ways to the world’s first modern war.
Gamification, hashtag, tweep … When were these words first used in print? To find out, students simply enter a date in the search field on Mirriam-Webster’s Time Traveler webpage where they will see the words first recorded on that year.