Bill of Rights Exploration

Monday 2/26/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Clearly explain their assigned Amendment(s)
  2. Engage in a thoughtful discussion around the 2nd Amendment

Do Now – 0 minutes

  • Notebooks open to page 22/23 & pencils at the ready
  • Bill of Rights Worksheet on desk
  • Talk to your table groups about what the BOR are, and what we were doing with them on Friday

LESSON – 45 minutes

Today we are continuing our work with the Bill of RIghts that was started on Friday. You’ll have the first 15 minutes to finish up putting your assigned Amendments in your own words (on the back of your worksheet), and then we’re going to have a group discussion about you findings.

We’ll be looking for connections to…

  • Human Rights
  • Current Events/issues that impact the world we’re living in today

Please tape this worksheet onto page 22 of your Notebooks.

Closing – 3 minutes

We’ll finish up with a quick look ahead, discussing how we’re going to explore the different ways people use what they’ve learned about human rights to engage in some action around the things that matter to them as individuals.


Please respond in the form of a comment to the Basecamp Message Board item titled “Homework: Monday 2/26/18”.

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 human rights, prioritize among these rights, and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Apply understanding of human rights to new situations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing HRs, and about HRs issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

This Week’s Agenda


Continue our work with the Bill of Rights


Begin exploring some case studies of people turning their learning, and their passion, into action





Quote of the Week

“The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.”

Eudora Welty


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