Grade Level: 6-12
Difficulty Level: 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment: --- N/A ---
The most important documents in U.S. history are perhaps the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Ratified in 1787, it led to the independence of the U.S. from Great Britain and established the rules and laws that still govern the U.S. today. For this activity have students research and visually depict the doctrine.
In the six cell example storyboard bellow, students were asked to depict the ten commandments of the Bill of Rights.
- 1st Amendment: This act gives United States citizens freedom of speech, press, & religion.
- 2nd Amendment: The Right to bear arms, means that citizens have to own and carry weapons.
- 3rd Amendment: The Government can not force the quartering of troops on citizens.
- 4, 5 & 6th Amendments state that no person shall undergo unreasonable searches and seizures. It also secures the right to due process of the law; and rights of the 'accused.'
- 7 & 8th Amendments: This act outlines common law rights and the protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
- 9 & 10th Amendments: Rights that are not listed in the Constitution are defended. This act limits the power of federal government by reserving for the states all powers that are not explicitly granted to the federal government by the Constitution.