There’s much more to Prohibition than gangsters and moonshine! Your students can explore the era that spans the temperance movement through the Roaring `20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment.
Six reasons to bring your students to American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
1. The Constitution Gets Amended: Not Once, But Twice
2. Explore Civic Action and Protest
3. Understand Laws and Enforcement
4. Introduce Themes of Ingenuity and Invention
5. Discover the Role of Women
6. Learn About the Legacy of Prohibition
Our self-guided iPod audio tour guides students through the complex world of amending the Constitution.
This exhibit guide, designed for middle and high school students, puts young people into the shoes of a reporter tracing the amendment process as they examine the passage of the 18th amendment and its effect on American culture, industry, and government.
The Center has partnered with the Bill of Rights Institute to engage students and teachers in the valuable and engaging learning goals within the exhibition by creating five lessons on the Prohibition Era. Though immersing students in history we can teach about significant historical figures, events and amendments that have changed our country and affect their lives today. These lessons are a true value for anyone visiting the exhibition as well as teachers across the country.