"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
For anyone who loves American history or wants to learn more about the foundations of American justice, In Search of Liberty is a visually entertaining film with creative story-telling that brings the power of history to life for modern generations. It's a great addition to any home school video library.
Combining patriotism and the origins of constitutional law, the film teaches key aspects of the document that encapsulates American rights and freedoms. The storyline explores how the basic principles of U.S. government and Second Amendment rights can easily come under attack and should be protected. As the story unfolds, the Ellis family is enlightened on how a document that founded our country over two centuries ago continues to shape and define our modern country.
The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Amendments are the forces that separate and balance the powers of government, safeguarding the rights of individuals and majority rule. For any curriculum concerning the framework of U.S. government, this family-friendly movie stands as a powerful educational tool for adults, families, and educators alike.
"Enjoyed the film, watched with the whole family and very grateful to have the young kids get this proper introduction to the US Constitution. Really appreciate how the proper respect for our supreme law is shown here, and that it is just as relevant today as when written." - Carey D.
"Perfect for homeschool." JoAnne C.
"Great way to present our US Constitution. I am going to show this to the youth in our church to better help them understand the reason to keep our Constitution alive." - Richard R.
Spokesperson John Chambers, Mr. Constitution
John Chambers is known to many as Mr. Constitution. He is the author of The Constitution of the United States: A Study Guide, designed for high school students, as well as numerous other books, essays and articles concerning our priceless document. He is a spokesperson for the movie.
"I started teaching the Constitution in 1991 and have lead Study Groups through the Constitution word-by-word, section-by-section. We define the words and ask what problem were they trying to solve with this section … and do we still have that problem today? (You should see eyes rolling!)
"But there has never been a fun movie where a person can enjoy the story and soak up the basics of the Constitution. Until my long-time friend Norm Novitsy took on the task.
"I recommend In Search of Liberty to folks in my Constitution Study Group, even those who have poured over the Constitution in the past. For those of us who know it, we have children and grandchildren who need an engaging introduction.
"For those who know they need to learn the Constitution, a great starting place is In Search of Liberty."
To learn more about John Chambers, please visit It's Your Constitution.
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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.
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