In this activity, students will create storyboards that reflect real-life scenarios where the Bill of Rights are brought into question. Each scenario that a student creates needs to include an action, or actions, that may or may not violate the Bill of Rights. Students should create scenarios that actually, or could potentially, happen in our society and include the description of each scenario in the space below.
Do They Have a Right?
In this extension activity, students will present their scenarios to a partner, a group, or the whole class. The students will describe the scenario that they created and allow their partner, group, or class to argue whether the Bill of Rights protects the actions of the citizens. Teachers may choose to create a classroom competition out of this activity by using a scorecard to keep track of the student responses. Teachers can use the scores to evaluate areas the class or students needs to focus on.
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Create a storyboard depicting scenes or scenarios that may or may not violate the Bill of Rights and identify why or why not
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner