Hillsdale College Free Constitution Series

I’d like to put in a plug for Hillsdale College. Those of you who listen to Mark Levin are already aware of Hillsdale and have undoubtedly been hearing about their free Constitution series. They actually have an Introduction to the Constitution and Constitution 101.

Introduction to the Constitution is a set of 5 videos (originally released as one per week) that gives a high-level explanation of the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution and how the two documents are related. It’s fairly easy to understand, and my 10-year old was able to comprehend it pretty well. I actually scraped the audio using a Firefox plugin so I could listen to them on my drive to and from work.

The Constitution 101 series has just started to be released this week, and will be one video per week for ten weeks. The focus is on the meaning and history of the U. S. Constitution.

Hillsdale is providing these videos for free, which is really impressive. It shows just how seriously they take this subject. They take donations, of course, and they do not accept any government money. I don’t have the resources to make a large donation, but I did purchase the book to go with the videos. It’s The U. S. Constitution: A Reader, and contains almost 800 pages of source material such as the Federalist Papers.

I highly recommend this series to anyone with a child learning early American history, and really to any U. S. citizen who wants to understand the founding of this country and how our government and society is supposed to work.


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