The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program provides a lesson plan on the significance of the Magna Carta for students in grade 7 – 12. Find historical background of the Magna Carta, influence of the Magna Carta on the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and more in the lesson plan.
Icon of Liberty Website
The ABA Division for Public Education, with support from the Magna Carta Trust, launched a website called Magna Carta: Icon of Liberty. The site tells the story of the significance of Magna Carta through images and multimedia components, including an interactive timeline and a video interview with Magna Carta scholar Nicholas Vincent.
Magna Carta and the Rule of Law
This book, written by a distinguished international group of scholars and published by the ABA Section of International Law, marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta with an exploration of its background and the profound impact it has had various important issues and the rule of law.
Law Day 2015
A compilation of resources and links for implementing the 2015 Law Day theme, “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom.”
British Library Treasures: Magna Carta
Highlights the British Library’s Magna Carta collection items and explores its history and legacy.
Library of Congress Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor
Virtual companion to Library of Congress 2014-2015 exhibition on “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.”
The Magna Carta Project
Scholarly investigation into the historical context, production and reception of the 1215 and 1225 issues of Magna Carta. Features text, translations and expert commentary.
Magna Carta 800
UK-based Magna Carta trust’s 800th Anniversary Committee’s web portal for commemorative activities and Magna Carta resources.
ABA Magna Carta Commemoration
Highlights American Bar Association activities and resources for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
Magna Carta in the United States
Professor Ralph Turner traces the connections of the Great Charter to American history.
Visual Representations of Magna Carta
Professor Anthony Musson discuss how visual representations of Magna Cart’s attestation, presentation and proclamation, contribute to an understanding of its cultural significance.
“What is an original Magna Carta?”
This article provides an excellent overview of Magna Carta as a document, tackling the tricky question of when a charter that has been issued over multiple periods but multiple sovereigns, which are entitled to the designation “original?”