Speaking at Constitutionally Speaking's inaugural event, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter cited "the pervasive ignorance of the Constitution of the United States and the structure of government" as the most significant problem in American politics today. "The good news," he continued, "is that there are a lot of terrific civics teachers in New Hampshire who are trying to turn that around. One of their problems is that they don't necessarily have the material support to do it very well. And the demands on teaching make it very difficult to find time for more civics."
As part of its continuing effort to help fill the gap, Constitutionally Speaking has created "How Does the Constitution Keep Up with the Times?" Twelve Lessons on the Nation's Founding Document and Its Application in 21st Century America. This collection of short videos addressing contemporary constitutional topics—along with an online study guide that provides detailed lessons plans and suggested readings for New Hampshire classrooms—are accessible on the website's new Video Gallery page.