- “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences.” -Thomas Jefferson
Charters of Freedom (archives.gov)
"This interactive site developed by the National Archives features the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights, as well as information on how they were created and their impact." (Education World)
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS :
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY :
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :
- Life Without the Bill of Rights
- "a click-and-explore activity that puts you in control and ask you to consider how life would change without some of our most cherished freedoms. Life Without the Bill of Rights? invites you to understand the significance of your constitutionally-protected rights including freedom of religion, speech, and press, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and the rights of private property."
LESSON PLANS :
Freedom Documents! (educationworld.com)
"Education World presents ten lesson plans for teaching about three important freedom documents
- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the
Bill of Rights.
Included: Activities that involve students in creating time lines and
posters, writing new amendments, and much more!"
INTERACTIVE GAMES :
GAMES TO PRINT :
- Bill of Rights : lyrics + audio
"The First Amendment says that you can think or say whatever's on your mind..."
- Bill of (Your) Rights - RAP : lyrics + audio
"It’s the Bill of Rights, it’s the bill of your rights
It’s time to take your knowledge up to unfamiliar heights
The thrill of your life, just like riding a bike
You’re never, never, never going to forget the Bill of Rights"