Social Studies: Bill of Rights

Activity Idea: Discuss the Bill of Rights generally as a class. Have each student choose one Amendment that resonates with them to write about in their journal. They should write the amendment in their own words using the Note tool and then explain why they think it is an important part of the US Bill of Rights using the Labels or Voice Recorder tool to leave a comment. Later, have students leave a comment on another student's Amendment entry describing why they agree or disagree with the student's opinion. Read the Bill of Rights here.

Tip: Students can use the Typing tool or use the Add File tool to import their essay from the device, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Before letting students comment, discuss what a "good" comment looks like as a class. Check out Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Curriculum if you need a starting point.

Supports Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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