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It ‘s assessment check list time, and you have nothing to prove that your learners mastered the skill RL.11-12.6. Rest assured, here is a plan that is sure to appease your administrator. It offers solid examples on the difference between figurative and literal language, and a multiple choice quiz for assessment. Some examples from the quiz are somewhat difficult to navigate, but are easily substituted for something more relevant.      
Students examine the Second Amendment. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students watch a discovery video regarding the right to bear arms as they research gun control and gun rights to prepare for a classroom debate.
Here is a wonderful way to introduce your learners to the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. There are 16 questions designed to generate thinking and discussion questions about the Fifth Amendment. This lesson is extremely well-written, and the game is quite ingenious. Quite often, a game format like this fosters enhanced learning for everyone. Highly recommended!
Are Northwest Florida schools violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution by allowing students or members of the clergy to recite prayers over the public address systems before football games? Class members tackle the Establishment Clause in a series of AP-style Free Response Questions (FRQ) activities. Groups examine three Supreme Court rulings on this issue of separation of church and state, and respond with majority and minority opinions. Assuming the role of justices, they then rule on the question and write their opinion.
Students explore Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment. For this government and law lesson, students analyze the ruling in Hernandez v. Texas. Students predict how the United States would be different if the court had made an alternated decision. Students write an essay.
Young scholars describe the contents of the First Amendment while telling about an example of speech that is protected by the Constitution and that which is not. They attempt to apply the First Amendment to situations that could occur in their own lives.
Students examine the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. In this Reconstruction Era lesson, students read and analyze 4 Supreme Court decisions regarding the Fourteenth Amendment and determine how the decisions impacted citizen rights.
Students examine the First Amendment and religious freedom. In this freedom of religion lesson plan, students prepare and present an arts-based project about religious freedoms.
Fifth graders participate in a problem-solving and decision-making process involving the First Amendment rights to analyze and implement a solution for a school-related issue. They are given a variety of scenarios to apply the First Amendment through a journaling and discussion process.
Students use the newspaper as a tool to make connections about what the five freedoms guarantee in the First Amendment. In this first amendment lesson plan, students analyze events in the newspaper to form conclusions about the freedoms of the First Amendment. Students develop critical thinking skills, decision-making, summary, writing, problem solving, and researching.
Learners investigate amendments to the Constitution. In this government lesson, students research how an amendment is made and amendments that have both passed and failed. They write their own amendment and attempt to have it pass by the class voting.
Students trace the historical background of the sixth Amendment to the Constitution. They identify the legal issues and legal arguments in the cases studied, and evaluate the court's decisions.
High schoolers study the legal battles involving same-sex marriage. They examine primary sources and a video regarding the 14th amendment and its implications for gay marriage. They analyze a report of a California case that was sent to the Supreme Court and what that means in regard to legislation. This lesson may touch on subject matter that may lead to class discussions involving strong personal viewpoints which should be considered prior to use.
Young scholars become familiar with both ratified and failed amendments. They explain the many points of view to be considered when altering the Constitution and connect a current amendment proposal with historical proposals
Students read aloud and discuss briefly the seven articles and the amendments to the Constitution. They match present day situations with the correct amendment that applies.
Pupils review the articles of the Constitution and identify the amendments to the Constitution. They use the skills of analysis and synthesis in matching the present day situation with the correct Amendment that applies.
Pupils examine how the Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination. They apply it to hypothetical situations by role playing as judges.
Students examine what an amendment to the US Constitution is and they study the process by which the Constitution is amended. They discuss the process to determine its positives and negatives. Finally, they create group presentations that are aimed at gaining support for an amendment, and research a failed amendment.
Fifth graders study the First Amendment to the Constitution. They participate in a simulation whereby a dictatorship is created. As a class, pupils discuss the Bill of Rights and the freedoms given. Given specific situation pertaining to freedoms, classmates identify the problem, consider advantages of certain options, and develop a solution.
Students research and explore the First Amendment and what it means to them.

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