Determining Central Ideas: The 14th Amendment

What is the central idea of the Fourteenth Amendment? Scholars attempt to answer the question as they read and discuss the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed all citizens equal protection of the laws. Learners engage in a think-pair-share, discussing how the amendment seeks to provide justice.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils discuss which amendments to the Constitution were most significant
Classroom Considerations
  • Addresses sensitive issues of race
  • Lesson four of the consecutive 13-part Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1 series
  • Includes tips for meeting all students' needs
  • Provides teaching notes
  • None
Common Core