Do you know your rights?
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||5th Grade||Class||Social Studies||Length of Lesson||40-45 Minutes|
|Lesson Title||Do you know your rights?|
|Unit Title||Rights and Responsibilities: Founding Documents|
|Unit Compelling Question||Why aren't all rules good rules?|
September 25, 1789 Congress went to the state legislatures to propose twelve amendments to the Constitution. Amendments three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the United States Bill of Rights. The United States Bill of Rights plays a big role in law and government as it is a fundamental symbol of freedom and the culture of our nation. The Bill of Rights is a basic understanding of our natural rights and freedoms as citizens of the United States of America. The ten amendments in the Bill of Rights guarantee the freedoms or privileges of American citizens.
~Allyson Simpson, Simpson College
2018.040.012 The Community of True Inspiration drafted this constitution for their Ebenezer Colonies, which they founded in New York. The constitution outlined the society's structure and the rights and responsibilities of the society's leaders and members. When the Community of True Inspiration moved to Iowa, they continued to use many of the features of this constitution.
|Lesson Supporting Question||What is the balance between rights and responsibilities?|
In this lesson, students begin by learning about the specific rules and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights. They will also learn about the amendments in the Bill of Rights. The students will then be able to use the knowledge they have learned to construct a classroom Bill of Rights, or rules.
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|Author||Tonya Greve||Reviewer||Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College||Created||07/15/2019||Last Edited||09/06/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Social Studies Methods, Simpson College, Spring 2019|