Rights, Responsibilities, and Privileges

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Help your pupils become excellent classroom citizens. In small groups, learners discuss the rights they have because of the United States Constitution and come up with examples of privileges and responsibilities.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this as a preparatory activity for creating a class charter or contract
  • Combine this activity with other Constitution Day topics, or just during a study of United States governement
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure you have dictionaries available in some form so that groups can look up the terms right, privilege, and responsibility
  • Class members will need to have some knowledge of the rights listed in the US Constitution in order to complete the worksheet
  • Encourages pupils to consider their own responsibilities as students
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