Our friends and benefactors at the Bill of Rights Institute put up a great branch of their site, Founders Online. A grant from the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation made the project possible.
Check it out:
- The truth about the signers of the Declaration of Independence (it’s more hopeful, and more inspiring, than the junk you’ve been give before from David Barton)
- On-line games about the Constitution: “Madison’s Notes are Missing,” Constitution Crossword, and What Did the Founders Say?
- A seven-minute video on the Constitution
- Features on twelve different founders:
This page should be a first stop for your students doing biographies on any of these people, and it should be a test review feature for your classes that they can do on the internet at home, or in class if you’re lucky enough to have access in your classroom.
Good on-line sources are still too rare. This is stuff you can trust to be accurate and appropriate for your students. Send a note of thanks to the Bill of Rights Institute, and send your students to the site.