12th Amendment Teacher Resources
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New Review Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change and adapt with the times.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 47 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment: A Primary Document Activity
Students explore Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment. In 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.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The First Amendment: What's Fair in a Free Country
Students 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 47 Downloads
The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment
Learners examine the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. For this Reconstruction Era lesson, students read and analyze 4 Supreme Court decisions regarding the Fourteenth Amendment and determine how the decisions impacted citizen rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
Explicit and Implicit Language - Interpreting the Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment
Middle schoolers write an essay analyzing the language of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. In this US History lesson, students review the difference between implicit and explicit meanings. Middle schoolers watch a video on the Fourteenth Amendment and fill out two corresponding handouts.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 33 Downloads
2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms
Students examine the Second Amendment. In this U.S. Constitution 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 66 Downloads
New Review The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After reviewing the document, class members will break into groups and act out scenarios involving the primary concepts related to each of the first ten amendments.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and hosting a mock community meeting on the issue.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Double Jeopardy Clause: A Fifth Amendment Constitution Trivia Game
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.
8th - 10th Language Arts 18 Views 57 Downloads
First Things First: Using the Newspaper to Teach the Freedoms of the First Amendment
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 87 Downloads
Constitution Study Guide
Here is a well-designed study guide on the United States Constitution that can also be used as an assessment. The worksheets review requirements for becoming president and congressional leaders, order of succession to the presidency, how bills become laws, and Constitutional amendments.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes an Amendment?
Students investigate amendments to the Constitution. In this government activity, 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.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 41 Downloads
Constitutional Amendments and Gay Marriage
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 15 Downloads
What are the Amendments?
Fifth graders research and paraphrase the Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. In this Amendments lesson, 5th graders experience bias and discuss the Amendments. Students research for more information and paraphrase each Amendment in preparation for an interview.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to violence against women, this set of lessons also requires pupils to examine in detail various amendments and acts that affect women.
8th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Student Speech: Is it Protected in Print and on the Internet?
Can students be allowed to say what they want in print or on the Internet, free from interference by the school? With the advent of Facebook and other social networking sites where all expressions are chronicled and monitored, where to draw the line on what is legal and free of censorship can become blurry.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 50 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Living Amendments to Our Constitution
Students 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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
What Makes an Amendment?
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads
First Amendment Rights
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.
5th Science 4 Views 28 Downloads