May 05, 2014

Back to the Future of the Bill of Rights

Grade Level:

High

 

Overview:

This lesson introduces students to the sources of the federal Bill of Rights. They will read the suggested changes to the Constitution offered by the original thirteen states during ratification, and identify which suggestions were adopted into the Bill of Rights. They will distill the important ideas from the states’ suggestions, and discuss the value of such protections and rights.

 

Time needed:

One class period

 

Materials required:

Back to the Future of the Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

A copy of the United States Constitution

 

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices