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From the College Board
Lessons Developed with the National Constitution Center
Argument: In this lesson, students will encounter some differing and subtle interpretations of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. They will be asked to consider these perspectives as they develop their own arguments considering historic Supreme Court cases and their own interpretations of the law. They will then be asked to develop a complete argument in essay form that considers different perspectives. Leader’s Notes (.pdf/1.59MB), Student Handbooks (.pdf/1.1MB), and handouts (.pdf/1.11MB) are available for your use.
Precision of Language: In this lesson, students will encounter historic drafts of the amendments in the Bill of Rights and examine how some of the revisions in those drafts may have affected the later interpretation of those amendments. Once students have a more developed understanding of the role of revision in clarifying a text, they will work with their own texts to do the same. Leader’s Notes (.pdf/1.46MB), Student Handbooks (.pdf/1.1MB), and handouts (.pdf/1.11MB) are available for your use