You can purchase all of my U.S. Government resources which includes power points, guided notes (with questions), homework, quizzes, unit tests, and group projects here: U.S. Government Resources
A quick word about my teaching style so that you know what you are getting into. I have worked at several schools in the past where I did not have the ability to check out books to students because of short supply. Because of this, I created materials in which I wouldn't need my students to have a textbook to be prepared for any tests or quizzes that they received. The power points that I created are quite extensive and include guided notes and video that go along with them. The students do not write down every word from the presentation and can focus on listening and learning the material from the lecture. If you are a teacher who does not like lecture at all this probably isn't for you. Additional items that I have posted can be used for notebook check assignments which I usually have whenever I get to the end of a unit.
I created this bundle for a U.S. Government or U.S. Government honors class and it includes the following:
- A 128 slide (393 mb) power point that goes the Civil Liberties or the Bill of Rights. It covers your protections from your own government, the importance of the 14th Amendment, and major Civil Liberties court cases.
- 5 days of guided notes that go along with the presentation. I have included questions at the end of each day of notes that you can have students answer for homework or a notebook check assignment. There is also video in each day of notes so it might not be possible to get through a day in one class period. They include:
- Day 1 - What are Civil Liberties? - Overview, Gitlow v. New York, and the 9th Amendment
- Day 2 - Freedom of Religion - Establishment/Free Exercise Clause and major court cases involving religion.
- Day 3 - Freedom of Speech/Press - Sedition, obscenity, prior restraint, Libel and slander
- Day 4 - Assembly and Search and Seizure - Mapp v. Ohio, reasonable searches, probably cause, protocol that must be followed for mass assembly.
- Day 5 - Rights of the Accused/Cruel and Unusual Punishment - 5-8th Amendment and the major court cases associate with them.
In addition to the notes you will also get these other items:
- Warm-ups that can be given at the start of class.
- Civil Liberties cases assignment - some of the major cases related to civil liberties. I give this as an in-class/finish for homework assignment.
- Civil Liberties cases project - students with one partner have to present two cases form the list provided. I have them present a movie about the case to the class but you can modify it to be a poster or website presentation. The students usually take a week to present their findings.
- Civil Liberties hypotheticals - Scenarios where students have to cite which amendment in the constitution is being violated. This usually is followed by a class discussion.
That's everything! Thank you very much for considering this product. Cheers!
Please take a look at other bundles that I have created for U.S. Government:
Principles of Government Bundle
Origins of American Government Bundle
The Constitution Bundle
American Political Parties Bundle
The Electoral Process
Voting and Voter Behavior Bundle
Mass Media and Public Opinion Bundle
Interest Groups Bundle
The Legislative Branch Bundle
The Executive Branch Bundle
U.S. Foreign and Military Policy Bundle
The Judicial Branch Bundle