Bill of Rights- Facilitate interesting and engaging conversations with this fun activity!
This is a fun, unique way for students to learn about the Bill of Rights. In the first part of this activity, students work in cooperative groups to read about, discuss, and determine the rights that are most important to them. The rights are written in kid-friendly language. Students will pretend to help the alien nation of "Montack" create a new Bill of Rights, using only five rights. Thus, students must determine which rights are most important. This leads to engaging, thought-provoking discussions.
The second part of this activity is a mini-book that students will create.
Contents of this packet:
Page 3: Letter to Students from Planet Montack- asks for help in choosing the five most important rights from the U.S. Bill of Rights
Page 4: Cooperative Group Checklist: Lists steps to complete the activity
Pages 5-9: Rights Cards: Gives ten rights in kid-friendly language- one right per card
Page 10: Rights Checklist #1- Students indicate the order of importance they chose for the rights
Pages 11-12: That Right Is Not Important…Think Again!
Each right is listed along with what could happen if that right did not exist in the United States
Page 13: We’ve Changed Our Minds!- After reading and discussing “That Right is Not Important…Thank Again!”, students will probably need to change the order of importance for their rights. Students often do not realize how much their life would change without one right or another!
Page 14: Bill of Rights for the Citizens of Montack- Students write the five rights they determined were most important.
Pages 15-20: Bill of Rights Mini-Book: Each right is listed on one page, in kid-friendly language. Students will write why each right is important to them and make a pictorial representation of the right.
I am a Reading Specialist and Elementary Teacher. I have used each of these activities in my classroom. Trust me, they are student-approved!
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