Substantive Amendments: Amendments I and II

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The First and Second Amendments remain some of the most famous, even to this day. Learners read about several clauses from the US Constitution through a variety of captivating activities including before and after reading, group work, and pair collaboration. Your classroom fills with discussion and teamwork because the questions debated as a class stimulate curiosity and the group work requires everyone to remain involved in learning about these two amendments. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by asking pupils to complete readings at home and then do corresponding activities in class
  • Extend learning through asking scholars to find current events and analyzing them through a first or second amendment lens
Classroom Considerations

  • The 16th in a series of 20, teaching the unit in a sequential series is ideal
  • No additional prep work required prior to beginning teaching
Pros

  • Comprehension questions and corresponding answer key make evaluating easier
  • Clear objectives laid out in the resource help to keep you on track
  • A variety of activities engage high schoolers and keep them actively learning
Cons

  • None