Bill of Rights Day

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources for studying Bill of Rights Day

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History of the Bill of Rights  (M,O)
Educational Resources on the Washington Courts. Lesson plan for grades 4-8

The Bill of Rights: A Brief History   (M,O,T)
From The American Civil Liberties Union

The Charters of Freedom  (M,O,T)
Contains information on the Making of the Charters, The Declaration, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Impact of the Charters

The Bill of Rights  (M,O,T)
From the Charters of Freedom.

James Madison's Speech to House of Representatives Proposing Bill of Rights  (M,O,T)
From James Madison University.

A Kid's Guide to the U.S. Constitution  (Y,M,T)
From USA People Search. Great resource page for kids on the constitution. (discovered and submitted by a 4th grader)

ConstitutionFacts.com   (Y,M,O,T)
The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more. You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.

Charters of Freedom  (M,O,T)
Primary sources from the National Archives

Bill of Rights Day  (Y)
Celebrations Mini-Unit Grade 5

Bill of Rights Defense Committee  (Y,M,O,T)
A grassroots advocacy organization that advocates for policies that will protect all of civil liberties.

The Bill of Rights Theme Unit  (O)
Grades 8 to 9

Constitution for Kids - K-3  (Y)
Includes information on the basics, history, the Bill of Rights and more! Grades K-3

The Constitution for Kids - Grades 4 - 7  (M)
Includes information on the basics, history, slavery, the Bill of Rights Women and how it all works together. Grades 4-7

The Constitution for Kids: 8th - 12th Grade  (O)
Includes information on the basics, history, slavery, the Bill of Rights Women and how it all works together. Grades 8-12

Save the Bill of Rights Game  (M O)
From the National Constitution Center. Help! The official National computer has crashed. Help us find the lost Amendments!!!

The Bill of Rights Web Guides  (Y,M,O,T)
Primary Documents in American History

Bill of Rights Institute  (Y,M,O,T)
Free Resources, Lessons, Contests and Programs

The Bill of Rights Match Game  (Y,M,O,T)
From Texas Law Focused Education Inc. Games for both elementary and secondary students.

The Constitution of the United States: The Bill of Rights  (Y)
From White House Kids.gov

Bill of Rights Golf  (O)
Learn the Bill of Rights by playing Golf.

America's Freedom Documents  (Y,M,O,T)
Early America.com allows students to see the "Freedom Documents" -- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as they first appeared to the public at that time. Includes the full text of each document.

The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game  (O)
To encourage students to comprehend checks and balances, separation of powers, Bill of Rights and amendments and relate them to the study of the three branches of our federal government. Several activities are described. The culminating activity is the "Power Grab Game" given before the final test on the Constitution Unit.

Primary Documents in American History  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, Guide to American Historical Documents Online, and Charters of Freedom from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Bill of Rights  (M,O)
Using the US Bill of Rights as a springboard, students discuss and create a bill of rights for an intergalactic space colony. Grades 4-8

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