About Us

Our founder, Leonore Annenberg, believed that engaged and well-informed citizens are vital to making our government work at the local, state and federal levels. However, civics knowledge surveys conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center show that Americans lack a basic understanding of the Constitution and how our system of governance works.

AnnenbergClassroom.org provides a comprehensive, multimedia curriculum on the Constitution. Our free classroom resources include videos, games, lesson plans and timelines as well as our popular Annenberg Guide to the Constitution, which provides the original text and then explains it in plain language. These materials are provided to equip middle and high school teachers with the tools to create informed citizens who understand their rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Constitution. AnnenbergClassroom.org strives to help develop citizens who demand and support a functioning democracy, realizing Mrs. Annenberg’s vision of generations who will go out and fulfill their civic calling.

AnnenbergClassroom.org is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan program of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Send an email to info@annenbergclassroom.org, or mail to

Annenberg Classroom
The Annenberg Public Policy Center
202 S. 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3806