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The student will be able to explain the concept of the Constitution as a
living document by analyzing the Bill of Rights and the amendment process.
Group Power Point
a right you have as a citizen from the following list
- Freedom of Speech
assemble peaceably (association)
rights to maintain a militia
be secure in your persons and property
accused persons – grand jury, self incrimination, tried once for a crime, due
process, and private property used by government only under legitimate
circumstance where the individual is compensated
a swift and fair trial
a jury trial in cases of civil suits heard in federal courts
in bails, fines, and punishments, no cruel and unusual punishment
not enumerated – people retain rights not stated in the Constitution
not delegated – Retention of undeleted powers by People and States. Limits
federal government to those powers clearly “delegated” in the Constitution
the amendment that protects that right
research and analyze relevant court cases that have upheld or challenged that
examples of that right in use today and in the past
Will randomly be chosen. Three
students will compose one group. You
will be scored according to a customized rubric as well as your group members.
Each category in the rubric will be worth 15 points.
Student evaluation will be worth ten points (5 Points from each group
Once a right has been chosen then another group cannot use it.
We will choose the selection order for topics in class.
Research should begin as homework on Wednesday night.
Thursday and Friday we will be in the Media Center.
This time alone will not be sufficient for all of your research, that is
why it is imperative that group members do outside work.
done some preliminary research for you with my hotlist.
I suggest using the sites provided there.
Center- go directly to the media center on both Thursday, September 18th
and Friday September 19th.
Will begin on Monday, September 22nd.
The lineup for presenters will be volunteer first and then delegated by
me. Each member is expected to speak an equal amount of time during
Peer Evaluation –
Name of group member:_________________________________
5 Perfect. Participated in research, used media center time effectively, assisted effectively in presentation
4 Good. Did a decent share of work but was not in proportion to other group member in area of research, media-center contribution, or classroom presentation
3 Fair. Did some work but was not in proportion to other group member in area of research, media center contribution, and/or classroom presentation
2 Poor. Contributed little or none to any specific requirement for this project
By Mr. A. Gallo