Lesson Plan

The Best and Worst of the Bill of Rights

Students will evaluate and apply knowledge of the Bill of Rights
Kristin P.
Austin Academy For Excellence
Garland, United States
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We will evaluate the Bill of Rights as well as the 13, 14, 15, and 19 Amendments,

Social Studies
Grades 8
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Teacher Notes
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1 Hook

Activity: Debating

Ask students: Which of the Bill of Rights- including the 13,14,15,and 19th amendments, do you think you could do without if you had to eliminate one?

Student Instructions

Participate in short 5 min discussion

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Conversing

Review the Amendments in the assignment

Student Instructions

class discussion about the amendments and why they think the founding fathers thought they were important

3 Guided Practice

Students are to read the article attached and discuss the article and details about what is says about the amendments

Student Instructions

Student works with a partner to discuss their knowledge and other related issues w the amendments

4 Independent practice

Using the directions and rubric for the Mini Project that are attached above, students will individually assess and evaluate the amendments, and decide which they think is the best amendment, and which is the worst and create a product in Canva to express this information

Student Instructions

Student evaluates and applies knowledge to decide which is the best amendment and which is the worst, and explains in detail the reasons why, following the rubric for project

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Presenting

Teacher will show several completed projects and the class will peer evaluate the final products (Discussion involved)

Ends with the importance of all amendments

Student Instructions

Participate in viewing and discussing various products as part of debrief