The English Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

What is the English Bill of Rights, and how does it compare to the laws in the United States? Students will learn these and other facts about the document, then apply knowledge with an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the background for the English Bill of Rights
  • list the provisions of the English Bill of Rights
  • compare and contrast the English Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution


  • 1 hour


  • Copies of:
    • the English Bill of Rights
    • the U.S. Constitution
    • the Amendments
    • the Bill of Rights

Key Vocabulary

  • English Bill of Rights
  • Parliament of England
  • Glorious Revolution of 1688
  • Parliamentary sovereignty

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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