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55 resources with the keyterm amendments

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The Road to Citizenship

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen.  In this civics lesson, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights.  Students research these groups and present their findings to...
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Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research, examine and study about the three branches of the government and the contents of the Constitution including both the Articles and the Amendments. They create their own classroom constitution at the end of the unit.
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Our Constitutional Connection Lesson 3: To Vote Or Not To Vote? That is the Question!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design colorful posters to "get out and vote" after studying the three amendments to the US Constitution that extend voting rights. They analyze the importance of voting to a healthy democracy.
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Legal Rights, the Charter, and Canada's Constitution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the issue of human rights in Canada and compare and contrast the Bill of Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They debate whether Canadians are giving up certain democratic rights in exchange for the greater good.
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Do We Need a New Constitutional Convention?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students play the role of delegates at a constitutional convention called by Congress to consider the "Safe America" Amendment. They have a better understanding of how our Constitution can be amended.
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Lesson 18: Amendments 11-27

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a closer look at Constitutional amendments. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, 12th graders explore the context of amendments 11-27, especially those that deal with voting rights. Students conduct further research on...
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Amendments 11-27

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a closer look at Constitutional amendments. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, 12th graders explore the context of amendments 11-27, especially those that deal with voting rights. Students conduct further research on...
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Constitution /Federalism: The Amendments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers take a closer look at the amendments to the U.S. Constitution. In this American government lesson, students discuss the amendment process, the Bill of Rights, and the 17 other amendments. High schoolers also interview...
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The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders determine why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution. In this U.S. government lesson, 7th graders discuss the first 10 amendments and any vocabulary they may be unfamiliar with. Students then read different...
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The Right to Vote

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners discover voting barriers. In this government lesson, students explore the history of voting. Learners work in small groups to analyze and debate if certain groups of people should have the ability to vote or not.
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Amendment Organizer

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Amendments worksheet, students describe the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments and write which one they feel is the most important.
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The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students classify the Bill of Rights. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students complete provided readings and worksheets in order to define, identify and analyze each of the amendments and explain why they were included in the...
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The Illustrated Bill of Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students shoot Bill of Rights videos. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students film digital segment that illustrate the meaning of the first 10 amendments. Students integrate the video clips into PowerPoint presentations.
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Government and Politics

For Students 11th - 12th
After a class lesson the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, students can apply their knowledge to this activity. Several questions prompt students to add missing key terms, such as the year the Constitution was written and the number...
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Bill of Rights Word Search

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Bill of Rights worksheet, students discuss, find and circle fourteen key terms associated with the Bill of Rights in a word search puzzle.
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What Makes an Amendment?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils examine what an amendment to the US Constitution is and they study the process by which the Constitution is amended. They discuss the process to determine its positives and negatives. Finally, they create group presentations that...
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Applying the Bill of Rights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to the Bill of Rights. In groups, they analyze and read the amendments and read scenarios in which each amendment is involved. They discuss the importance of individual rights and apply the amendments to a...
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Constitution Repatriation Simulation

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners work cooperatively in groups to present the specific needs of an assigned territory to a mock meeting of government officials in an attempt to amend an existing law.
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Judges in the Classroom Lesson Plan History Of The Bill Of Rights

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars study the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution. They investigate the authors of the Bill of Rights and play a game based on the research.
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Judges in the Classroom Lesson Plan History Of The Bill Of Rights

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study the US Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and other amendments. They investigate the people who obtained the Bill of Rights and play a game based on their studies.
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe demographic, economic, political and geographic features of the U.S., summarize events leading to the creation of the Constitution and describe the process of amending the Constitution.
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Create Your Own Constitution

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the processes, purpose and components of a good and just constitution. They focus on the Constitution of the United States of America. Students discuss the purpose of a constitution and reasons why the Constitution...
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Right of Privacy: 4th Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils are introduced to the 4th Amendment of the Washington state Constitution. In groups, they examine the Constitution of the state of Washington and compare it to the United States Constitution. They role play the role Supreme Court...
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Ranking The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Bill of Rights and determine if the document is outdated. After a discussion of the amendments, students rank the amendments in the Bill of Rights and explain their order of importance. Students research the...