In this lesson, students will explore the events and philosophies from British and colonial history that shaped the Founders' ideas about natural rights as well as the rights of Englishmen. They will also see how these rights affect all of our daily lives in a free society.
 
Handout A: Rights Attitude Inventory
Handout B: The Origins of the Bill of Rights (Background Essay)
Handout C: Foundations of Our Rights
Handout D: Founding Documents and Philosophies
Primary Source Appendices
Founding Principles for ELL
Vocabulary Scaffolding for ELL
Glossary
Answer Key
 

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