Begin the lesson by discussing that when the Constitution was written, people were scared that they would lose rights and the government would take over. Explain that America added the first ten Amendments to the Constitution in 1791 and they are known as the Bill of Rights. Discuss that because of these “rights” we have many freedoms that weren’t guaranteed before. Then, ask students if they can think of any freedoms they have that other countries may not have.

Learning Objectives

Students will learn the amendments listed in the Bill of Rights, as well as identify why they are important.

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