Exploring the Bill of Rights
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Students examine, discuss, and research the Bill of Rights. They, in groups, develop a presentation about their amendment for the class.
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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...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bill of Rights
Explore the Bill of Rights in-depth with this resource packet that includes the complete text of the document, scenarios and discussion questions for each amendment, role-playing activities, exercises, questions for a Socratic seminar, a...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
“State of Nature” v. Government
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A 3-Minute Guide to the Bill of Rights
If you don't have the time to spend an entire class on the Bill of Rights, or you are looking for a simple overview, this video provides clear and illustrated descriptions of each of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. You may...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Wasn’t the Bill of Rights Originally in the US Constitution?
Did you know that the Bill of Rights was not added to the US Constitution until three years after the Constitution was adopted? This short video explains why these fundamental protections for individual liberties were added as the first...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploration of the Bill of Rights
Research the Bill of Rights and the necessity for each of the protections that it provides. They choose one of the rights and, pretending to be a framer of the Constitution, give a speech as to why that should be included in the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History