Inquiry Project 1 Pledge Of Allegiance


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Inquiry Project 1 Pledge Of Allegiance

  1. 1. You Have the Right to..... By: Mary Ellen Wessel
  2. 2. Indicator <ul><li>2.2.1 Explain that the United States government is founded on the belief of equal rights for its citizens. (Individuals, Society and Culture) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>Citizen – someone with rights and responsibilities in a particular community, city, state or country. </li></ul><ul><li>Rights - that which is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantees, moral principles, etc.: women's rights; Freedom of speech is a right of all Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities - answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management (often fol. by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research <ul><li>Some of the freedoms and rights protected in the Bill of Rights include: </li></ul><ul><li>· Freedom of Religion </li></ul><ul><li>· Freedom of Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>· To Keep and Bear Arms </li></ul><ul><li>· Freedom of Speech </li></ul><ul><li>· Freedom of the Press </li></ul><ul><li>· Protection for those Accused of Crimes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Activity Day 1 <ul><li>Make a 2 column chart on the board. Label 1 rights and the other responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell students that, as citizens of the US, they have certain rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide students to think about some rights they have as citizens of the community and list these under “Rights.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ask students what rights they have at school. </li></ul><ul><li>List the responses in the “Rights” column. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain to students that for each right there is a responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask students what responsibilities they have as a student. Put responses under the “Responsibilities” column. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask students what responsibilities they have as a citizen of the community. Put responses under the “Responsibilities” column. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Activity Day 2 <ul><li>Divide the class into four groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Give each group a poster board and a set of markers. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain to students that they are going to make a poster that illustrates some of the rights they just discussed. </li></ul><ul><li>Have two groups create a Classroom Bill of Rights and the other two groups to make a Community Bill of Rights. </li></ul><ul><li>When students are finished with the posters post them on the board for the class to compare. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activity Day 3 <ul><li>Review rights and responsibilities with students. </li></ul><ul><li>Review the rights and responsibilities for the school and for the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with students which responsibilities go with which rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss what we do to fulfill our responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss if every right has a responsibility that goes with it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Activity Day 4 <ul><li>Share books with the students that discuss the Bill of Rights. Such as A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant, A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution, and Bill of rights (true books). </li></ul><ul><li>Have students in groups look through the books. Tell them to look for rights that they have as citizens in the books and jot them down. </li></ul><ul><li>Then as a class go over the rights the students jotted down. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the Bill of Rights with the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list as a class showing the Bill of Rights. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity Day 5 <ul><li>Review the rights and responsibilities for school and the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Then discuss the rights of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Make 4 new posters as a class. 1 for rights in the classroom, 1 for rights in the school, 1 for rights in the community, and 1 for rights in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Hang posters around the room. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li> Retrieved (2009, November 2) from </li></ul><ul><li>Krull, K, & Divito, A. (1999). A Kids' guide to america's bill of rights: curfews, censorship, and the 100-pound giant . U.S.A.: First Avon Camelot Printing. </li></ul><ul><li>Maestro, B, & Maestro, G. (1990). A more Perfect union: the story of our constitution. New York: Willam Morrow & Company Inc.. </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor-Butler, C. (2008). Bill of rights (true books). New York: Children's Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Indicator: </li></ul><ul><li>(2002, July 8). Rights of citizens: the bill of rights. Retrieved from </li></ul>