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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 94 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 2: The Constitution: Our Guiding Document
Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson 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 learners using their new knowledge to organize their class rules into a formal constitution.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 84 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms
Students 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 24 Views 69 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 170 Views 123 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
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 8 Views 24 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
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 8 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 66 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 7 Views 29 Downloads
Government Final Project
What is the right to privacy? Does censorship violate the First Amendment? Should a school reflect the religious values of a community? These are just some of the great research topics regarding civil liberties that are suggested in this final project outline for a government course.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 13 Views 30 Downloads
What Makes an Amendment?
Students investigate amendments to the Constitution. In this government lesson plan, 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 6 Views 42 Downloads
Constitution Lecture 8: Commerce, Arms and the Meaning of "Regulate"
The Second Amendment, the Interstate Commerce Clause, and the concept of regulation are defined in relation to the language used at the time the Constitution was penned. Lecture eight in this nine-part series redefines government regulation as it is used now.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 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 activity is extremely well-written, and the game is quite ingenious.
8th - 10th Language Arts 22 Views 60 Downloads
The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
Students 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 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 23 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Simplified United States Constitution and Bill of Rights
A good handout is a great find. Print this resource and hand out a simplified version of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to your US government or US history class. The powers of the president, Congress, and the Senate are outlined. The first ten Amendments are also outlined.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 170 Views 656 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 28 Views 89 Downloads