Rights and Freedoms
“Rights and Freedoms” is a Social Studies lesson that teaches students about some of the rights citizens enjoy in America. The focus of this lesson is on the following rights – speech, assembly, religion, press, due process and the right to petition the government.
Included in this product:
• Detailed 4-page lesson outline (PREVIEW)
• Essential Question Wall Chart
• Vocabulary Poster
• Vocabulary Lesson Outline
• 6 Teaching Slides – one for each right in the lesson
• 1 blank Teaching Slide (editable in PowerPoint)
• 3D Graphic Organizer (foldable)
• Classroom Bill of Rights printable
• Constructed-response printable with scoring guide
• Writing Frame for struggling writers
Suggestions for how to use the activities in this lesson with an interactive notebook are also included. The 3D graphic organizer will fit within the pages of a standard composition notebook. However, the lesson is designed so that it can also be used without such notebooks. Also, there is a blank version of the 3D graphic organizer and teaching slide if you want to customize it with different rights.
Please note: The lesson does NOT address the entire Bill of Rights, but only a selected listing of rights and freedoms enjoyed by American citizens. An editable PowerPoint slide is included should you wish to include more rights in your lesson.
You will receive a .zip file containing everything – please ensure you unzip/extract all items to use them.
Looking for more lessons about democracy?
• U.S. Constitution
• National Symbols
Happy Teaching ~ The Reflective Educator
Social studies, civics, Bill of Rights, amendments, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, right to assemble, right to due process, right to petition, government, citizens, interactive notebook, foldable, graphic organizer, constructed-response prompt, Power Pix, Whole Brain Teaching