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A Study of the First Amendment Rights in the Bill of Rights - Lesson plans analyzing the Bill of Rights. Students compare Supreme Court cases to the rights in the first amendment, and apply the rights to their own lives source

Bill of Rights Song - Students learn ten ammendments to the Constitution to the tune of the Twelve Days of Christmas source

Bill of Rights Song - Students sing the Billof Rights to the tune of "The Twelve Days o Christmas" source

Censorship Activity - Students learn about freedom of the press and freedom of speech through this simple, hands-on activity source

Conflict Over Ratifying the Constitution - A printable worksheet that uses primary sources to illustrate differing attitudes toward ratification source

Constitution Day - Activities, lesson plans, and primary resources to help your class celebrate Constitution Day on September 17 source

Exploring the Bill of Rights - The class is divided into ten groups, then each group must read, examine, discuss, and research one of the first ten ammendments to the United States Constitution source

Five Principles of the Constitution - Students make posters to define popular sovereignty, limited government, federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances source

Freedom of Speech - A lesson plan about the first amendment. Students learn about their rights and explore how this right has been restricted source

In Congress Assembled - Four lesson plans using primary source documents for teaching about continuity and change in the governing of the United States and the U.S. Constitution source

Iroquois Confederacy and the U.S. Constitution - An instructional unit that teaches students about the impact on the Iroquois Great Peace on the development of the United States Constitution source

Real Life Rights - A lesson plan that guides students in using creative forms of expression to communicate the rights given to citizens in the Bill of Rights. A printable worksheet is provided source

Signers of the Constitution Word Search - Students use a list of names of the leaders who signed the U.S. Constitution, and locate them in this printable word puzzle source

The Constitution of the United States - The full text of the Constitution of the United States (frames) source

The U.S. Constitution - A printable wordsearch puzzle source

The USA Constitution - Printable activity pages for learning about the Constitution. Also included are printable activities to go with Jean Fritzs book, Shhh! Were Writing the Constitution source

We the People - An instructional unit for teaching about the U.S. Constitution. Students participate in high interest activities with integrated technology. Printable activity pages are provided source

You Decide - Students read parts of the Constitution, then complete a printable worksheet by deciding which scenarios are unconstitutional source

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