Understanding the Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

The Bill of Rights is an important document consisting of the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. In this lesson, students will examine the Bill of Rights and get a closer look at these Constitutional amendments that promise certain rights to all citizens.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • define the Bill of Rights
  • understand the amendments in the Bill of Rights

Length

60-75 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4

Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.5

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

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