Bill of Rights? What's that?
Did you know that when asked, many of our citizens don’t know or recognize what is in the Bill of Rights?
Do these lessons and your students won’t be among that group. After doing this project, your students will have a good, clear understanding of the Bill of Rights.
It is a has eight lessons: three introductory lessons plus one each for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments.
For lessons on the 1st Amendment, see The Very First Amendment here.
Three of the lessons are based on recent US Supreme Court cases on the 4th, 5th and 8th Amendments; one lets you create your own civil trial (7th Amendment) and two are general ways of approaching the Bill of Rights.
The other two lessons give you and your students the chance to experience the framing effect (how a question is worded changes how people answer it) and then the opportunity to try a question-framing experiment.
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