This project is designed to teach the Bill of Rights in an authentic and relatable way. It includes the guidelines a dynamic rubric that can be used or modified to fit grades 5th and up- the project also includes easy modifications for older students and a rough draft template. Students will design a physical representation of each 10 amendments. Each amendment requires the definition, definition in their own words, and a symbolic representation. It is a terrific hands on way to teach this important content.
Objective: Students will be able to create a mobile or physical representation of the 10 Bill of Rights. Each “strand” of their representation will include the Bill, what it means in their words and a symbol or photo representing the bill.
Examples of model: A giant graphic web, a mobile created with a coat hanger, a diorama, a book etc.
To Gear up You can require them to also supply a historical and current example of the Bill or why it’s important to have the bill in relation to a historical example and a current example.