For the Bill of Rights to remain more than what Madison referred to as a "parchment barrier," citizens must understand the purpose, content and meaning of this important American document. In this lesson, students will identify and analyze the protections in the Bill of Rights, as well as evaluate Supreme Court decisions in cases centered on Bill of Rights protections.
Lesson plan PDF includes all handouts:
Handout A: The Value of Rights
Handout B: Bill of Rights Scenario Cards
Handout C: The Bill of Rights Today [optional]
Handout D: Life Without Rights for the Accused [optional] The United States Bill of Rights (Appendix C) Answer Key"