This unit is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core State Standards–based teaching resources. These units were developed to enable students to understand, summarize, and analyze original texts of historical significance. Through a step-by-step process, students will acquire the skills to analyze any primary or secondary source material.
Today students will participate as members of a critical thinking group and “read like a detective” in order to analyze the...
To what extent does the Bill of Rights provide a “blanket of protection” for American citizens?
Why do many Americans believe that the Bill of Rights is especially relevant today?
Students will be able to:
Identify the parts of the Constitution and their purposes
Explain the first ten amendments and how they affect people today
Describe the rights and responsibilities of American citizens