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 homeschool 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).
Homeschool with the award-winning Constitution movie
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I showed In Search of Liberty to my grandson for home schooling and in one viewing this 4th grade boy could tell me how many articles are in the Constitution, explain the first 3 articles and their importance and how checks and balances is supposed to work, and explain the 10 amendments of the Bill of rights. It is entertaining and simplified (not dumbed down) so even kids can understand it, but accurate and entertaining enough that even I relearned what I was taught years ago in school." Eric T.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This proved to be a great addition to my homeschool Social Studies curriculum. My children enjoyed it so much we are planning to watch it again with our co-op." Micki
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Every American needs to know the rights that our forefathers set for us in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights…. ALL of which are relevant today! This film did an excellent job of explaining it all to us. We used this film in our homeschool unit study on the Constitution, and our family learned a lot watching it together." Daniel
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It was a very good movie and presented the Bill of Rights where my students stayed intrigued. A few did not like that it ended - they wanted it to keep going." Rita W.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "In Search of Liberty was fast paced and engaging for all members of our family. Coupled with the study guide and print outs of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and a complete set of all amendments, students came away with more knowledge about our U.S. laws than many of our current legislators." Leslie S.
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.