The Bill of Rights

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Examine the Bill of Rights through the lens of fairness. Class members read all 10 amendments and then answer a series of questions related to the document and surrounding ideas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Social studies and ELA teachers can collaborate to teach the Bill of Rights; either teacher could use this resource to examine fairness and the US government
  • Use the more opinion-based questions for a whole-class discussion or as essay prompts
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the questions focus on the ideas surrounding a document like the Bill of Rights rather than the actual content of the text
Pros

  • Includes a full copy of the text
  • Questions require textual evidence and higher-level thinking
Cons

  • None
Common Core