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Procedural Rights: Amendments VI, VII, and VIII

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Even in court, your class members have procedural rights provided by the amendments. Teach high schoolers this important lesson by using the 18th installment of a 20-part unit exploring the US Constitution. The resource provides several readings to cover each concept and clause of the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Amendments—and includes corresponding activities that create an active learning experience. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom by assigning short-answer questions through a video recording as homework 
  • Extend learning by discussing current court cases as a class and discovering how the procedural laws protect the defendant in each case
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource works best in sequential order
  • No additional prep work needed 
  • Provides everything you need for the entire unit, so you don't have to sort through an endless stream of resources
  • Already scaffolded lesson plan keeps you and your students engaged 
  • Clearly defined objectives help to assess how the plan fits into teaching required state standards
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