Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Technology Review: Interactive Constitution

INTERACTIVE CONSTITUTION is a free app allowing users to explore the full text of the U.S. Constitution.
This nonpartisan resource is easy to use. After clicking the “Explore It” button, students select from the Articles and Amendments tabs to read sections of the Constitution of interest. Annotated text is provided with the first 15 Amendments along with common interpretations. The Matters of Debate statements focus on areas of disagreement as discussed by leading scholars. For Amendments 16-27, full annotated text and interpretations from Annenberg Classroom are provided.
The About section provides white papers with background information about the Constitution and how it should be interpreted and applied.
Librarians will find this app useful for high school government classes. What makes it unique is the focus on presenting varied perspectives on key issues.