A column by Eugene Volokh in the Washington Post announces that the Bill of Rights Institute has developed a free on-line civics course titled Documents of Freedom.  The course covers history, government, and economics.

Volokh writes,

“The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as federalism, separation of powers, limited government, checks and balances, republican government, consent of the governed, natural rights, rule of law, and due process, as well as virtues like self-governance, humility, integrity, justice, perseverance, respect, contribution, and responsibility.”

Documents of Freedom is a valuable resource to teachers.  It can be used as a supplement to existing textbooks and is also appropriate for home-schooling.

Documents of Freedom can be accessed for free HERE.