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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 25 Views 27 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
2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms
High schoolers examine the Second Amendment. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, 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 16 Views 61 Downloads
First Things First: Using the Newspaper to Teach the Freedoms of the First Amendment
High schoolers 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 20 Views 83 Downloads
The Volstead Act and Related Prohibition Documents
Students listen to the 18th Amendment. After a discussion on Prohibition, the groups determine if it was a success or a failure and present their findings to the class. They view political cartoons of the day and analyze their meaning.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 21 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 35 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes an Amendment?
Students 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.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 36 Downloads
Constitutional Amendments And Gay Marriage
Upper graders critically examine the history and process of amending the U.S. Constitution in light of the current issue facing the courts on legalizing gay marriage. They read a variety of articles, watch news clips, and develop a position to discuss with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 23 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
Why was the 18th amendment adopted?
Students generate reasons why the 18th Amendment was adopted. For this prohibition lesson, students analyze the 18th Amendment. After watching a video students participate in a discussion. After analyzing readings, students get into groups and use a graphic organizer to record thoughts.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
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
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
The First Amendment
High schoolers examine the freedoms and rights granted by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Through class discussion and text reading, they create a list of activities that they participate in that are guaranteed under the First Amendment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 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 3 Views 31 Downloads
Protesting within First Amendment Rights
Students research the First Amendment and what it says about the right to peaceably assemble as well as read in particular about those who were arrested or removed from an area for being disruptive during a protest on the War in Iraq. After research is complete, students form two teams and debate how much freedom should protesters have.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Informal Constitutional amendments are the focus of this review instructional activity, which covers the circumstances and methods by which Congress may informally amend the Constitution. The format of this instructional activity would lend well to a homework assignment or class quiz.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 34 Downloads
What About Your "Right" to Vote at Age 18?
Learners explore rights they have as Americans. After discussing the 26th Amendment and its history, they research how voting has changed over the years. Students create a scrapbook of events leading up to the right to vote. They write a letter to President asking for the voting age to be changed to 18.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads