Learn the Constitution at Home
"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."
Bringing the U.S. Constitution and its History to Life
Whether you home school or you just want to ensure that your children have a solid, factual foundation about our US Constitution - its history and what it means to our rights and freedom - the award-winning In Search of Liberty movie, with the accompanying Student Study Guide, fits this need perfectly.
As a learning aid, In Search of Liberty is a visually entertaining film with creative story-telling that brings the power of history to life for modern generations.
Combining patriotism and the origins of constitutional law, the film teaches key aspects of the document that encapsulates American liberty, thus ensuring your children know their rights and what must be done to keep and defend them.
The storyline explores how the basic principles of U.S. government and our God-given unalienable rights can easily come under attack and why they must be protected. The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other amendments are the forces that separate and balance the powers of government, while safeguarding the rights of Citizens.
This family-friendly movie stands as a powerful educational tool for everyone, especially with the Student Study Guide. There are 60 questions in the guide that cover all aspects of the information that people obtain while watching the movie, such as; "What does Article I, section 8 of the Constitution say Congress has the power to do?" and "What criteria must be presented to the judge in order to obtain a warrant and what must the judge do?"
These questions, and so many more, were created by a Constitutionalist and homeschool educator in order to enlighten Americans on how a document that founded our country almost two-and-a-half centuries ago continues to shape and define our path and separates us from all other countries on Earth.
The Education Edition provides a great learning opportunity for young (and older) Americans, using an engaging medium to cover such an important topic. It has proven to spark interesting and relevant dialog after viewing and to create a desire to know more.
The two booklets (the Guide and the Guide & Answers) are included inside the DVD case, along with the movie disc.
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Endorsed by Moms for America (new window), whose purpose is "to teach families how to nurture a love and understanding of liberty within their own homes."
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Full review by The Old Schoolhouse - The Family Education Magazine (new window).
The First Amendment In Action
The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” But what does that really mean?
In the above clip you will see how one portion of the First Amendment is explained by Ben and discussed with the Ellis family. The part in question: freedom of religion.