Explore Rights Around the World

This Explore Rights Around the World interactive also includes:

How has the American Bill of Rights influenced the rest of the world? An interactive web activity helps individuals see the similarities between countries' bills of rights. A text-to-text tool compares the American Bill of Rights to similar laws around the world for deeper primary source analysis, while a global map shows where countries have similar text in their constitutions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to evaluate the effect of the Bill of Rights on other countries using the interactive world map 
  • Offer as research to evaluate whether countries live up to the ideals of their written laws
Classroom Considerations

  • Pairs well with a second interactive activity, Writing Rights
Pros

  • Interactive features allow users to follow their curiosity
  • Format of the interactive map connects geographical and research skills
Cons

  • Some type appears jumbled in the tools, making the text difficult to read