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8 th Grade United States History Jessica Carrillo Imperial Teaching American History June 2011.

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1 8 th Grade United States History Jessica Carrillo Imperial Teaching American History June 2011

2 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

3 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.

4 Often called “the Father of the Constitution” Crafted the Bill of Rights that was debated and approved in 1791

5 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

6 Five Basic Freedoms Speech Press Assemble Petition Religion

7 Specify protections for ordinary citizens against the abuse of government power

8 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

9 Deal with relationships among the federal government, the states, and the people

10 The Bill of Rights contain many of the rights that we think of as American freedoms

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12 An opportunity to inform and empower the people.

13 Cover 1. Amendment assigned. 2. Illustration. 3. Your name. Inside flap 1. Slogan. 2. Illustration.

14 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

15 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

16 Google image search. History Alive: The United States Through Industrialism. Teacher’s Curriculum Institute Potts, Jody, Ph D.. Adventure Tales of America: An Illustrated History of The United States: Volume 1. Signal Media Corporation, Dallas, Texas LessonDesignTemplate311.doc


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