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The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
Learners interpret the Second Amendment. In 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 3 Views 23 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
History of Firearms and the Second Amendment
Students explore the history of firearms. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation regarding the history of firearms. Students 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 6 Views 28 Downloads
Lawyers, Guns and Meaning
Students examine why they either do or do not have guns in their own household and how guns affect their sense of safety. They explore the controversy surrounding how best to interpret the Second Amendment by reading and discussing the article "A Liberal Case for Gun Rights Helps Sway Judiciary.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
The 2nd Amendment: The Right To Bear Arms
Students consider both sides of the gun control debate. For this gun control lesson, students research the stance of the 2 sides of the debate and then participate in their own classroom debate on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 44 Downloads
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 3 Views 25 Downloads
Gun Control and Terrorism: Laws or Loopholes?
Students 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 6 Views 39 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 7 Views 14 Downloads
Is It Right to Bear Arms?
Students explore the debate on how to curb gun violence in America. They prepare an argument for or against a strict interpretation of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and participate in a debate.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 45 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 25 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explicit and Implicit Language - Interpreting the Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment
Learners write an essay analyzing the language of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. For this US History lesson, students review the difference between implicit and explicit meanings. Learners watch a video on the Fourteenth Amendment and fill out two corresponding handouts.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Bill of Rights: Rights and Responsibilities
High schoolers idenitfy and apply their opportunities to describe how written and unwritten laws and rules of a society affect individual and group behavior. Then they recognize the significance of the Fifth through Eighth Amendments, as well as recognize the significance of the Declaration of Independence.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 54 Downloads
Bill of Rights: Rights and Responsibilities
High schoolers consider the importance of individual liberties found in the Bill of Rights and recognize the significance of the Fifth through Eighth Amendments. Then they recognize the significance of the Declaration of Independence and that American citizens not only enjoy many rights guaranteed by the Constitution but also have many responsibilities associated with those rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 111 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 46 Views 33 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 0 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 16 Views 55 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