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What Are My Rights? Exploring and Writing About the Constitution
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 1-hour sessions|
New Haven, Connecticut
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students debate about incorporating service-learning into their school’s curriculum.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 15
Students identify a students' rights issue and explore the ways in which the Bill of Rights does protect and does not protect students.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 2
After discussing a statement made by Thurgood Marshall, students consider each piece of the comment and create a K-W-L chart to begin an investigation with other resources.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 27
Students explore free speech issues, search the newspaper or Internet to create a list of current events, and draw original political cartoons.
Grades 6 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 16
Students explore an annotated online version of the Constitution before sharing what they learned about one aspect of the document through the Trading Card interactive.