Teacher: Martha Madsen, George Dello Russo & Janet Mulligan
Editor: Caroline Raymond
Objective:Students will be able to demonstrate and communicate the meanings of the ten Amendments of the Bill of Rights by translating them and distributing them on handouts to the class.Following a review of the ten Amendments of the Bill of Rights, students will write a paragraph for each Amendment and explain how it affects their life, using a topic sentence, three supporting details and a concluding sentence.Assessments:
Differentiation:For students who struggle with hand writing assignments, they will be given the opportunity to type their work. Also, students will have the option to define amendments with a visual or drawing. Teachers can modify numbers of amendments discussed, depending on students.Some students will work better independently, others will learn better in small groups.Advanced students could write a longer paper to include more amendments, they could create a diorama or poster to demonstrate the importance of one or more amendments. They could also compare out rights with rights in another country or do a social action project reaching out into the community intervening at the local, state, or federal levels.
Full lesson plan for Ten Amendments of the Bill of Rights
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