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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
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
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
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 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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 21 Views 59 Downloads
The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
Young scholars interpret the Second Amendment. For this U.S. Constitution lesson, students examine the right to bear arms as they compare 2 Michigan Supreme Court cases and discuss their personal interpretations of the amendment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 25 Downloads
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
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
Supreme Court Case Study: District of Columbia Vs Heller
Examine the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia vs Heller, to build a better understanding of the Bill of Rights. Learners visit three different websites, read the provided informational text, and then answer a series of critical thinking questions.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 3 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
Gun Control and Terrorism: Laws or Loopholes?
Learners examine the Second Amendment of the Constitution. They research and organize key arguments and other fundementals of gun control. They participate in a debate defending the wording of the Second Amendment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 40 Downloads
History of Firearms and the Second Amendment
High schoolers explore the history of firearms. In this Bill of Rights instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation regarding the history of firearms. High schoolers then examine the Second Amendment and conduct research on gun control so that they are able to participate in a debate on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 29 Downloads
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
Equal Protection of the Law: Fact or Fiction
High schoolers focus on the 14th Amendment of the Bill of Rights to decide whether or not racism denies citizens of their rights under the amendment. They watch a movie, Every Two Seconds and complete a worksheet (included in the plan) about the movie and the topics presented in it.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 29 Downloads
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 105 Downloads
Citizenship and the 14th Amendment: Does it Need Revision?
Immigration and citizenship is a hot topic in today's society. Engage in a spirited and educated debate with your class on these topics through an essential question: Does the Fourteenth Amendment need revision? Your critical thinkers will review key arguments in US history by reading opinions in primary source materials and listening to the ideas of their classmates, and then formulate their own informed opinion on the matter through both discussion and a final writing assessment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable