Designed as a tool to promote Constitutional literacy, this book uses the tools of researching, reflecting, relating, recording, mastering the mind, and project learning to help students of all ages learn the substance and meaning of The Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution. These learning tools were those employed by the Founders themselves and are valuable in developing character as well as learning about the foundation of America.
This guide can be used for group or individual learning. It includes activities, illustrations, and assignments designed to make the learner an active participant in the learning process.
This guide was also written to assist the carrying out of section 51230 of the California Education Code which makes it a high school graduation requirement to read and be taught the founding documents. A copy of this section and the associated bill passed by the California legislature is in the Appendix. This guide contains all the information necessary to satisfy the California state requirement.