The Bill of Rights Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 25 questions based on a TED-Ed video and the History.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the TED-Ed Video: A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights. The video will introduce the creation of the Bill of Rights and will then give a detailed description of each of the 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights. Easy to follow language and graphics are used in conjunction with the video narration to explain the aspects of each amendment. Differing interpretations of the amendments (The Second) and modern debates about the amendments (Does the Fourth Amendment protect online privacy?) are also covered. Following the video, students will proceed to the History.com website and read an article on the Bill of Rights. The documents which inspired the Bill of Rights (Magna Carta, Virginia's Deceleration of Rights) are discussed as is James Madison's role in the Bill's creation. Finally, the article covers how the interpretation of the Bill of Rights has changed from being solely focused on the federal government, to having jurisdiction over the individual states as well.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.