Bill of Rights for Fifth Graders

Recommended Grade Level: 5

Teacher: James White, Iber Holmes Gove Middle School

Editor: Caroline Raymond

General Description

Students will review the U.S. Bill of Rights and create a final product that accurately illustrates the meaning of an amendment, which they will then share with their classmates.

Following a review on the Bill of Rights, student will complete an exit ticket with 80% accuracy.

Students will create a product that illustrates their understanding of an amendment and will share it with the class.

Students will respond to the writing prompt at the start of class and will either share their thoughts aloud or submit their writing to the teacher for evaluation.

Students will complete an exit ticket at the end of class and will hand it in to the teacher as they leave class.

  • Notebook
  • Index Cards (Bill of Rights amendments on them)
  • Pencil/pens
  • Exit ticket
  • Paper Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clothing
  • Desired Props

Students will be given the handout for the Bill of Rights prior to this class to begin reviewing. Students will have this handout available throughout the lesson and will be able to use for the exit ticket assessment. Students who struggle with reading or writing will be given the opportunity to draw their amendment out during the class activity.

Materials and Documents

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