Bill of Rights

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Do citizens need protection from the federal government? Scholars investigate why the framers of the Constitution created the first 10 amendments and what these amendments mean to citizens of the United States more than 200 years later. They use a directory of online resources, videos, and firsthand accounts to create an understanding of why the nation is so unique by protecting its citizens with a Bill of Rights. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create group presentations on each of the first 10 amendments 
  • Compare and contrast other nations on whether they incorporate a Bill of Rights into their own laws
Classroom Considerations
  • Easy to break down into several different lessons, plan according to time and curriculum 
  • Online resource provides primary sources and documents for research 
  • Lesson creates segments on the Bill of Rights, helping teachers tailor for their own use
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