Bill of Rights
What are your rights as a US citizen?
Project Overview

You and your group will become experts on one of the amendments from the Bill of Rights and prepare a poster and presentation about that amendment. You will showcase your creative presentation at the History Expo Night on January 27, 2011.

Project Components
  1. Design a 3-panel poster that contains information about the amendment. Follow the specific guidelines on the poster requirement checklist.

  2. Express your knowledge of the amendment in a creative manner of your choice. For example, you may write and perform a song or create a group skit.

Class Materials
  1. 3-panel poster
  2. Group roles sheet and Poster Checklist
  3. Netbooks
  4. Colored pencils / markers / rulers
  5. A creative mind!!!

HSS.8.2.3. Evaluate the major debates that occurred during the development of the Constitution and their ultimate resolutions in such areas as shared power among institutions, divided state-federal power, slavery, the rights of individuals and states (later addressed by the addition of the Bill of Rights), and the status of American Indian nations under the commerce clause.
HSS.8.2.6. Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.

Common Core Standards
English Language Arts
Grade 8
Production and Distribution of Writing
ELA-W.8.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
ELA-W.8.8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.