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Magna Carta 800th Anniversary
The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta provides a great opportunity for schools to get actively engaged in history, citizenship and democracy.
Student Video Contest
High School Students are invited to participate in a Magna Carta video competition sponsored by the Utah State Bar; Magna Carta: What’s So Great about the ‘Great Charter’?
Traveling Exhibit (pdf)
In April 2015, the Utah State Bar will be hosting the traveling exhibit Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015 throughout Utah.

View the details of the exhibit.

Student Essay Contest
The Utah State Bar will be sponsoring a student essay contest.

View the details of the contest.

Web Sites

Magna Carta: The Most Enduring Symbol of the Rule of Law
2015 Utah Bar Journal article provides background information about this iconic document.

 

Featured Documents: The Magna Carta
Magna Carta, 1297: Widely viewed as one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy.

 

Magna Carta Today
This web site offers great information about the Magna Carta and why we should commemorate the 800th Anniversary.

 

Why are the Americans so excited about the Magna Carta?
This Telegraph article explains why so many Americans feel that the Magna Carta is an extremely important document.

Lesson Plans

Magna Carta Activities from EDSITEment
These class activities introduce students to the Magna Carta and then has them explore the evolution of the Magna Carta.

 

Law Day / Magna Carta Planning Guide
This comprehensive guide provides background information as well as suggested activities and support materials.

 

Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution
This lesson will help students understand why the rule of law is necessary in a free and democratic society.

 

In Defense of Liberty: The Magna Carta in the American Revolution
Students will discover the reason Paul Revere featured the Magna Carta on the currency he designed and the symbolic importance.

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