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Bill of Rights   Tags: 8th grade, middle school, social studies  

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A 3-minute Guide to the Bill of Rights

 

Guidelines

Students will

  • rewrite the amendment into modern language, understandable by all students
  • write a short summary explaining why the founders included that amendment (background/history)
  • include at least one graphic representation of the amendment (anything that helps to support understanding the amendment)
  • choose from valid sources, and create a list of opposing viewpoints (pros and cons) for each amendment
  • final product:  (TBA)
 

Supreme Court

 

Research Opposing Viewpoints (Pro - Con)

SIRS database - reliable database for valid sources to support pro and con information

ProCon.org -

 

Lesson Plans, Information, Court Cases

Bill of Rights Institute: Landmark Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution - lesson plans for different court cases related to the Constitution (including the Bill of Rights).

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution - information about each amendment and list of court cases for each

Time: Your Bill of Rights

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