Lesson Plan

The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties

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Why is the Bill of Rights so important to American's civil liberties? An important resource helps scholars find these answers and more by reading through state and federal constitutions to discover their own civil liberties. The activity follows with a discussion about different rights, such as due process, and includes helpful guiding questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the class by assigning the handouts as homework
  • Differentiate for English learners by allowing them to work with a partner
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a computer lab with access to the Internet or the ability to print and pass out paper copies
  • Provides Bill of Rights fact sheet
  • Builds writing skills
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