The Bill of Rights

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While the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution to preserve liberty, not everyone was on board. The dissenters refused to sign on unless the Constitutional Convention added a Bill of Rights. Viewers explore these important civil liberties—added after the Constitution was ratified—and their history using two videos and a series of discussion questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the videos and discussion questions to debate which rights the government should protect
Classroom Considerations
  • Some parts of the videos are clips from other resources in the same series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Videos use examples of court cases, great for fueling further discussion or research
  • Discussion questions make video resources easy to use in a variety of lessons or classroom settings
Cons
  • Videos are repetitive and will need to be curated by instructor