Lesson Plan


For the Bill of Rights to remain more than what Madison referred to as a \"parchment barrier,\" citizens must understand the purpose, content and meaning of this important American document. In this lesson, students will identify and analyze the protections in the Bill of Rights, as well as evaluate Supreme Court decisions in cases centered on Bill of Rights protections. Lesson plan PDF includes all handouts:


  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Equal Protection, Equality, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of speech, Inalienable Rights, Limited Government, Rule of Law, Founders, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Supreme Court, Freedom of Press, Early Republic, Freedom of Assembly, Personal Liberty



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