The Amendment Process and the Bill of Rights

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Did you know that lawmakers have proposed more than 5,000 bills to amend the US Constitution in Congress? Your class learns intriguing facts about the process of choosing amendments. A variety of activities including before and after reading activities, group work, and pair work all create a cohesive unit that engages learners.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for GATE by asking scholars to write persuasive speeches
  • Create more collaboration in the classroom by assigning small groups to work on the reading activities together
Classroom Considerations
  • The 15th in a series of 20, the lesson plan ideally follows a sequential order 
  • Provided activities may take more time than recommended, depending on your individual classroom
Pros
  • The already scaffolded lesson plan helps actively engage pupils while reading
  • Comprehension questions with corresponding answer key make testing for understanding simple
  • Does not require any other preparation materials 
Cons
  • None