Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Ooops! There's Some Rights We Didn't Think About! - Section 3: Creating the Poster



My students had some difficulty deciphering the meaning of the Bill of Rights.  It is a primary source document that is above the reading lexile level for many if not all of my students.  I supported student to understand the text by building some knowledge about what the Bill of Rights is and why it is important.  We broke the text down into meaningful chunks and discussed the "gist" of each section.  This was a great strategy to use with my struggling readers.


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Ooops! There's Some Rights We Didn't Think About!

Unit 13: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT...define why we added the Bill of Rights and what rights they guaranteed to citizens of our country.

Big Idea: No one is perfect, not even the creators of our Constitution. Long ago we needed to make ten changes to this document - called the Bill of Rights - to better protect the rights of all the United States citizens.

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