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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 86 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 84 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 18: Investigate
Prepare your class for argumentative writing with a close inspection of the controversy surrounding Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. All necessary articles and materials are linked at the beginning of the resource. Kids use the provided graphic organizers to gather evidence and details from each source.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 147 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a sample Facebook page for Clarence Earl Gideon in the case of Gideon v.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 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 60 Views 50 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 5 Views 41 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 7 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 9 Views 15 Downloads
You've Got Rights!
If aliens invaders nearly destroy the world in the distant future and leaders must decide on a pamphlet of protections to preserve individual rights, what should they include? Introduce the Bill of Rights and the struggle between the Federalists and Anti-federalists in the earliest stages of the United States with these activities and well-designed worksheets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 64 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second activity of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US Constitution, with students using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 80 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this process, including text from a magazine article titled Are Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 23 Views 68 Downloads
Here you'll not only find a document outlining major shifts in voting-right policy in the United States, but also worksheets that will help your learners identify at what points in time groups such as women, Native Americans, and residents of Washington DC received the right to vote.
6th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions that your learners will investigate through the many activities and worksheets of this resource, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution and its tenets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 77 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of legislative actions that put McCarthy in the spotlight and First Amendment rights in jeopardy.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 32 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 20 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 27 Views 88 Downloads
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 4 Views 22 Downloads
Protesting within First Amendment Rights
Pupils 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