Our Bill of Rights lesson plan summarizes and analyzes the Bill of Rights, specifically addressing each of the first ten amendments from the United States Constitution. Examples of their use in America and some of the controversy surrounding the amendments are also discussed. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to review given passages of the amendments from the Bill of Rights, explain how America would be different if the amendment did not exist, and answer questions about who would be affected and what the implications or consequences would be; this allows them to think more deeply about the Bill of Rights and how it affects their lives and the lives of others. Students are also asked to correctly identify each of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define the Bill of Rights, list and summarize the first ten amendments, and apply them to their use in America.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS. ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10