Are you looking for engaging, thought-provoking Bill of Rights activities for your students? This is the packet for you! These activities use the original text of the Bill of Rights and are appropriate for 5th through 8th grade students.
Contents of this packet:
Page 3: Original text of the Bill of Rights
Pages 4-7: Unwrapping the Bill of Rights- I listed each Amendment and defined difficult words. Students are asked to review each Amendment and re-write it in their own words.
Pages 8-9: “My Rights” Newsletter- Students will determine and write about ways in which their lives have been impacted by the Amendments in the Bill of Rights.
Pages 10-14: Draw-A-Right Game- This game is somewhat similar to the classic game of Pictionary. Students will divide into teams where they will draw and guess rights. This is always a favorite with my students and it is a wonderful way to review the Bill of Rights!
Pages 15-17: Don’t Violate My Rights- Scenario Activity- Students will read 10 scenarios, attach the Amendment related to each scenario, and tell whether the person’s rights were respected or not. Students will explain their answers. My students love reading the scenarios. This activity always sparks interesting conversation!
Pages 18-24: Bill of Rights Project: “Create a Rights Book”- One measure of mastery of a topic is the ability to explain a complex idea in simpler language. That is what the “Rights Book” activity asks of students.
Page 25: Answer Key
This unit is also contained in a fantastic bundle. Check it out:
Bill of Rights BUNDLE for Grades 5-8
Check out these amazing resources:
Colonial America Unit Bundle: New England, Middle, Southern, and Comparisons
Thomas Paine's Common Sense: Lesson, Foldable, and Primary Source Activity
Constitution and Bill of Rights Bundle- 4 Excellent Products in One File!
©2016 Jenifer Bazzit. All rights reserved.
Before I became a teacher-author, I wasn’t familiar with copyright law. You may not have the first clue about copyright and that’s ok! To simplify things, please understand that you have purchased ONE license to use this product in your classroom. This product belongs to me and is copyrighted under my name, so you may not share it freely, email it to coworkers, or upload it to any website, including your school website, district website, blog, or an educational-sharing site. I appreciate your consideration!