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ConstitutingAmerica.org – We The Future Contest

Our friends at Constituting America, A Republic for Which It Stands – Constituting America – “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” John Adams, 1765, have an amazing website filled with resources and materials for students, teachers and citizens. One that has especially caught our eye is their We The Future Contest. This contest is for Patriots of all ages and lets you use your creativity to showcase your love for our great Nation. Check it out!

Also, check them out on Facebook!

 

Essay Contest for High School Students

Attention, High School teachers! The Bill of Rights Institute is holding a scholarship essay contest for current high school students. Winning essays can receive prizes of up to $4,000. The teacher of the winning student also may receive a prize of up to $500.

Student essays will be responses to three questions related to ideas contained in the United States Constitution. Complete details about entry, including the three writing prompts, may be found at the contest website.

The entry deadline is December 6, 2013.

Political Sign Rewind contest

An example of a historic campaign sign created for the Political Sign Rewind contest.

Online sign vendor Signazon.com is sponsoring a “Political Sign Rewind” contest.  Entrants should design and submit a campaign poster in the style of a modern-day candidate yard sign for historical elections.  Imagine what might voters might have seen posted for hotly contested presidential elections like 1800, 1860, or 1912!

As with any online contest, read the terms and conditions carefully before entering.  Still, for social studies teachers interested in exploring with their students the evolving nature of political campaign advertising, having your students plan and create campaign materials for candidates such as Jefferson, Lincoln, or Roosevelt is an excellent way to explore the candidates and issues involved.

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