PowerPoint & Notes Sheet - This resource provides students with an introduction to the Bill of Rights through a PowerPoint and a scaffolded notes handout. Students will learn about what an amendment is, who wrote the Bill of Rights, why they were included the Constitution, what the 10 amendments are, and how they protect the rights of citizens.
Internet Scavenger Hunt - This interactive internet scavenger hunt is a engaging and technology based activity for students to learn about the Bill of Rights. Students will research using various given websites to learn what the Bill of Rights are, how they place limits on the power of government, and why they are included in the constitution.
This resource is aligned to, but not limited to, the following state standard:
SS4H5 The student will analyze the challenges faced by the new nation.
d. Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the power of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.
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