Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

The debate over the Bill of Rights at the Founding was not an argument over whether rights exist, but about how best to protect those rights. The founders disagreed about whether a bill of rights was necessary, and whether it would be effective. Later generations continue to face the challenge of finding the best way to safeguard individual rights. This lesson explores these debates and discussions.

Subjects:

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

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

LibertyLimited GovernmentMajority Rule/Minority RightsNatural Rights

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.8.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system.

D2.Civ.14.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze historical, contemporary, and emerging means of changing societies, promoting the common good, and protecting rights.
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