The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
In this lesson, students begin by learning about the specific rights and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights. In order to understand the ten amendments clearly, they work in small groups to act out different amendments through role playing.
National Constitution Center
In this lesson, students will analyze Article V of the Constitution, which describes how the Constitution can be changed, or amended. Students will compare the pros and cons of the amendment process to effect change and role play a new amendment to the Constitution.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
This lesson builds on previous lesson, continuing to develop the students’ understanding of the Constitution by examining the Bill of Rights. The narrative provides an historical background for the writing of the first ten amendments, as well as the reasons why each amendment was seen as crucial to the states accepting the Constitution.