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8 th Grade United States History Jessica Carrillo Imperial Teaching American History June 2011
Students will.. *create a brochure examinning one of the reasons the amendment in the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution *restate the meaning of the amendment and include a current event or illustration that exemplifies the amendment assigned *create a comic strip showing life without the amendment, demonstrating knowledge of the amendment and its effects on our culture
Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.
Often called “the Father of the Constitution” Crafted the Bill of Rights that was debated and approved in 1791
Guarantee the rights of citizens of the United States To protect Americans from the abuses of the federal government Several states made this a condition for ratification
Five Basic Freedoms Speech Press Assemble Petition Religion
Specify protections for ordinary citizens against the abuse of government power
Guarantee fair treatment for people who are involved in legal actions Due process of law Right to a speedy trial Right to a trial by jury No cruel or unusual punishment
Deal with relationships among the federal government, the states, and the people
The Bill of Rights contain many of the rights that we think of as American freedoms
An opportunity to inform and empower the people.
Inside - Left side 1. Amendment as written in the constitution 2. Amendment paraphrased 3. History behind the Amendment. Inside- Middle 1. A three to four sentence explanation of the importance of the amendment to citizens today. 2. Current event or picture which illustrates the amendment Inside - Right side 1.Comic strip that illustrates the difficulties of life without that amendment 2.Two questions you want others to think about concerning the amendment
Brochure should include following elements: Amendment & Picture____/5 Slogan ___/ 10 Amendment ____/5 Paraphrase____/10 History ____/10 Current Event or Illustration ____/15 Relevance of Amendment____/15 Comic Strip ____/20 Questions____/10 Total ____/100
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