Constitutional Rights Teacher Resources

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The Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach young learners about the rights that protect them every day with activities and videos about the Bill of Rights. With fun games, raps, lessons, and collaborative activities, the collection has something for everyone.
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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
James Madison, fourth president of the United States serving from 1809-1817, is the focus of a four-lesson collection that provides high schoolers with the information they need to understand why Madison is considered "The Father of the...
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Constitution Day/Citizenship Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for materials to use in your celebrations of Constitution Day/Citizenship Day? Look no further. The lesson plans, activities, and videos in this collection will help you meet the requirement that all educational institutions...
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Literacy in History/Social Studies: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Analyzing primary and secondary source materials requires a special set of skills. Readers must be able to identify the central ideas in a text, to cite evidence to support their analysis, and to evaluate the arguments put forth in a...
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Should Your Hairstyle Be A Constitutional Right?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the 1st and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students read the Amendments and interpret them in order to respond to essential questions regarding constitutional rights.
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Constitutional Rights Of Students

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders brief Supreme Court cases about student rights that they have studied over the past year, and apply them to a contemporary situation.
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Citizen Juries: Zacarias Moussaoui - May 1, 2006

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider deliberations by juries. For this citizen jury lesson, students complete readings regarding the constitutional right to a trial by jury as well as on the civic responsibility to serve on a jury.
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Inspiration for and Application of the Bill of Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners examine individual rights. In this case law lesson plan, students discuss the from and function of the Bill of Rights prior to investigating several cases that deal with Constitutional rights. Learners discuss the outcome of the...
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Supreme Court June 2010 Decisions Wrap-Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners consider constitutional rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students complete an activity guide that requires learners to examine Bill of Rights-related cases of 2010. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to...
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Bill of Rights in the News: Election Issues 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider First Amendment rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students complete an activity guide regarding constitutional rights issues raised in the 2008 presidential election. Students respond to discussion questions...
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Obama Hope Poster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider constitutional rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students complete an activity guide regarding the property rights regarding the Obama "Hope" poster. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to the topic.
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Blasphemy! Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concepts of blasphemy, censorship and freedom of expression through the lens of Salman Rushdie. They also consider how these issues have been reflected in US history.
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World War II Alien Enemy Control Program

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students become familiar with the concepts of human rights and constitutional rights. They have an increased awareness of the historical record as to the cessation of these rights, especially in regards to children during WWII. It is...
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"Martial Law in Hawaii After the Attack on Pearl Harbor"

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore the concepts of martial law, writ of habeas corpus, due process, discovery and human and constitutional rights during World War II. They assess the roles and responsibilities of government leaders and citizens during...
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Powers of Congress

For Students 11th - 12th
Have your class fill out this comprehension sheet while reading about the powers of Congress. There are ten multiple choice questions focused on the rights, powers, and limitations of Congressional law.
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Liberty for All: Voices from the Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Did the Declaration of Independence really intend to grant liberty for all? Get your class thinking about historical perspective with documents relaying the experiences of women, white men, and African-Americans during the Revolutionary...
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Constitution Lecture 5: Federalism vs. Nationalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the difference between federalism and nationalism and how did those differences shape the US Constitution? This is the focus of lecture five in a series on understanding the US Constitution. Centralized powers, the role of the...
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Japanese-American Internment--Constitutional or Unconstitutional

For Teachers 11th
Explore what the home front during WWII was like for Japanese-Americans. Learners use a worksheet and the Internet to guide their research as they consider the constitutionality of Japanese Internment. They work in pairs to create an...
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Supreme Court Decisions and Their Effect On Us

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Consider five Supreme Court cases and how their outcomes have directly affected the American population. Government students research and compose a 1-2 page pager outlining the examples of our daily life that have specifically been...
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Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear...
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American Government: Does a State Have the Legal/Constitutional Right to Secede from the Union?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Are states prohibited or permitted by the wording of the Constitution to leave the Union? After analyzing the decisions of selected Supreme Court cases and other primary source documents, spark discussion and debate with your class on...
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Promises Denied

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Promises Denied," the second lesson in a unit that asks learners to consider the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights, looks at documents that illustrate the difficulty the US has had trying to live up to the ideals...
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How do we know if it’s a First Amendment Issue?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils consider First Amendment rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students complete an activity guide regarding plans to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City. Pupils respond to discussion questions...
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No Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider colonial rights. In this Bill of Rights instructional activity, students complete an activity guide that requires students to analyze taxation without representation. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining...

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