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The Constitution Lives!
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The lessons in this issue aid educators in teaching the Constitution by bridging the gap between basic definitions of fairness, rights, limits, and rule—concepts that are familiar to students—and those definitions as they apply to the Constitution and the law.

Activities ask students to examine the definitions of “rights,” “limits,” and “rules” and apply these definitions to situations, both real court cases and fictional situations, involving Constitutional rights. Supplementary pages include information on the rights of kids in the United States.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1987 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

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Art to Zoo is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Teachers may duplicate the materials for educational purposes.

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