Lesson Plan

The Bill of Rights and You

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The lesson explains what the Bill of Rights is and how it applies to everyday life, like freedom of speech or the right to a jury trial. Young historians complete hands-on activities, conduct Internet research, and participate in group discussions to discover the fundamental rights and how they apply to their lives. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create a Bill of Rights for the classroom
  • Lead a group discussion on what rights pupils think would be good additions to the Constitution
Classroom Considerations
  • Some academics may need more instruction on how to conduct Internet research
  • Contains all materials needed for the lesson
  • Provides extension activities for additional learning opportunities 
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