Title of Lesson: Bill of Rights Collaborative Jigsaw
Course Name: US History
Grade Level: 7
Author’s Name: Jason Dermes
School District: Lebanon School District
|PA Academic Standards for Civics and Government|
|5.1. Principles and Documents of Government|
5.1.8.D. Summarize the basic principles and ideals within documents and the roles played by the framers as found in significant documents:
|PA Academic Standards for Reading in History and Social Studies|
|CC.8.5. Reading Informational Text|
CC.8.5.6-8.A. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
CC.8.5.6-8.B. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
|PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work|
|13.3. Career Retention and Advancement|
13.3.8.B. Analyze the role of each participant’s contribution in a team setting.
13.3.8.C. Explain and demonstrate conflict resolution skills:
|Students will be able to:|
|20 Minutes||Activating StrategyAll students will answer a Collins Type 1 writing assignment to serve as an activating strategy. “Look at the Bill of Rights on pages 124 to 126 of your green textbook. Why do you think the Founding Fathers insisted that the Constitution include a Bill of Rights?” Students will write their initial responses.The teacher will introduce students to the project, review the rubric, and will share a Sample Presentation with the class about the Second Amendment. Students will be given an opportunity to ask questions.|
|100 Minutes||Collaborative GroupsStudents will have to work together to read and understand their amendment as a group. They will then formulate a plan to complete the project and execute their presentations. Students will be taught how to give a speech/presentation at a later date and each group will be required to present it to the class.|
|Bernstein, V. (1997). America’s history: Land of liberty. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn.|