The Star News Digital Media Guide to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students is a supplementary text that discusses the people and events leading up to the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. Students learn the personalities, policies, and some of the politics the framers dealt with as they designed what was as the time, a unique form of government. The story then continues through the first ten amendments, known as The Bill of Rights. The soft-cover book also contains chapter-end discussion topics, a robust appendix containing the complete text of the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, the remaining Amendments 11 – 27, a glossary, and sourced endnotes.
Students in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to participate in person for the National Constitution Bee. The questions and associated study guide are geared to students in grades 11 and 12, but ambitious students in grades 8, 9, and 10 are welcome as well. The individual grand champion prize package includes a college scholarship of $10,000, a trophy, and a letter of recommendation from the judging panel. The second place winner will receive a college scholarship of $5,000, a trophy, and a letter of recommendation; and the third place winner will receive a college scholarship of $2,500, a trophy, and a letter of recommendation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.