Students can use this hands-on card sorting activity to apply their knowledge of the First Amendment to scenarios that represent guaranteed rights within the amendment: Freedom of Speech; Freedom of Religion; Freedom of the Press; Right to Petition; and Freedom of Assembly. The file includes 25 First Amendment scenario cards, 5 sorting mats, as well 5 First Amendment rights cover cards for an alternative activity in which students can create flip books after sorting the description cards. This activity is versatile and can be used individually, in small groups, or a whole-class setting.
The complete file includes the following:
25 Scenario Cards
5 Labeled Sorting Mats
5 First Amendment Rights Cover Cards
For more activities related to the United States' founding documents, see my Deciding on the Document Cart Sort
, which covers the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution.
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