- Students will understand the purpose and structure of the Bill of Rights.
- Students will be able to explain why the Anti-Federalist wanted to include a bill of rights in the Constitution.
- SS.7.C.1.8 – Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights
- SS.7.C.2.4 – Evaluate rights contained in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution
The Bill of Rights is a very important document. It helps US Citizens every single day, even though many do not realize it. Could you imagine a day WITHOUT the Bill of Rights protecting your freedoms?! Well, Johnny Q. Public can, and his story is a bit scary!
Your task is simple, download the file below and find as many Bill of Rights violations as you can. (Hint: there are 12 in total!) Good Luck and help Johnny out...he needs it!
Task II of the day calls for you to work in your groups to come up with arguments against real life scenarios. We will be working through EACH scenario one-by-one, so do not jump ahead! You and your team members will have to come up with a solid defense/argument for each scenario. We will work through Scenario 1 together to get the juices flowing! Download the file below.