9th Amendment Teacher Resources
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Does Free Speech Exist in School?
Students examine their own First Amendment rights as students. They read and discuss a news article, discuss the Supreme Court case Frederick v. Morse, take an online quiz and conduct Internet research, and create a brochure outlining the First Amendment rights for students.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 120 Downloads
Bill of Rights: The First 10 Amendments to the Constitution
Introduce youngsters to the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution. Each slide contains one of the 10 amendments, an image, and a brief description of what the amendment entails. Because the images and language used are very simplistic, the resource would be best for learners in the 4th or 5th grade.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 33 Downloads
Keep Your Eye On the Prize
High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US Constitution, and apply these ammendments during a hands-on simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 78 Downloads
Inspiration for and Application of the Bill of Rights
Students examine individual rights. In this case law lesson, students discuss the from and function of the Bill of Rights prior to investigating several cases that deal with Constitutional rights. Students discuss the outcome of the cases and the case analysis sheets they completed.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 69 Downloads
Don't Let Your Rights Be Violated
Ninth graders engage in a study of the First Amendment of The Constitution. They read the amendment and use a highlighter to note the important parts. Then students journal the connections of its importance to daily life. They include possible scenarios that could happen to them personally.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Democracy, A Basic Element In Our Society
Students investigate the concept of freedom with the context of the First Amendment. They research and take notes looking for the connections between democracy and freedom. They complete a writing assessment that includes naming all of the Founding Fathers.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Reduction of the Bill of Rights
Role-play being members of Continental Congress and debate the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. Break up into sub-committees with the job of eliminating three of the ten amendments. Each group must discuss and justify the eliminated amendments.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in the United States, as well as the role of third parties, through an engaging activity where they will design tombstones and eulogies for these historical, "dead" parties.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Should Shopping Malls be Allowed to Institute Teen Curfews?
Controversial issues, by definition, are topics on which rational people disagree. And some arguments for or against a stance on an issue carry more weight than others. Class members practice evaluating the weight of reasons and evidence on both sides of the question of whether or not shopping malls should be allowed to institute teen curfews.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students study the individual rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. They determine where these rights come from, and why we value them as we do. They consider that our individual rights are not absolute, and may be limited by other compelling public interests.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 21 Downloads
The Republic and Its Images
Students study the meaning of The Republic and the symbols of the Republic. They learn definitions and look at images that are meant to be a lesson that comes before a museum visit. They look at images of artwork from this era of French history.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Life as a Refugee
Lesson 1 from a Refugees and Human Rights unit is based on the UNHCR video “Working with Refugees.” Pupils gain an understanding of the role the United Nations plays in protecting and assisting refugees worldwide and have an opportunity to become involved in local and global efforts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads
Lessons in Legal Ethics: Crime and the Media
High schoolers examine a variety of ethical issues that arise in criminal cases. They get into groups, and perform a case study of a real situation in which many of these ethical issues came up. All of the worksheets needed to successfully implement this plan are here for you.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 44 Downloads
Brown v. Board of Education
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. In this social justice lesson, 9th graders read "Making History," and discuss the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Students then take the provided Civil Rights test.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads