TITLE: AMENDMENT PROJECT AUTHOR: Jeff Jelskey, Natrona County High School; Casper, WY GRADE LEVEL: 11 OBJECTIVE(s): A. The students will gain a better understanding of how our Constitution is a living entity, applicable to today's issues. B. The students will be able to visualize the amendments by associating pictures or illustrations to each one. MATERIALS: Construction paper, legal paper (rough draft), scissors, colored markers, glue, tape, old magazines, etc. ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES: A. Have the students copy the due date, point value, and *criteria for the project off the overhead: *each square must contain a picture, illustration, or phrase (or both) which represents each of the twenty six amendments to the Constitution. NOTE: students cannot use any of the wordings or titles found in the amendments on their projects. Also stress the use of color and continuity. B. Model: 1. Fold a 8.5 x 11 paper in half four times. This a rough draft, larger construction paper will be used for the final draft. 2. Unfold. There should be sixteen equal squares. 3. The two top upper left squares will contain the title "Bill of Rights". Squares 3-7 will contain the five freedoms found in the first amendment. Squares 8-16 will contain the rest of the Bill of Rights. Flip sheet over. The remaining amendments will fit on the back. One per square. 4. Have the students write in the title of each amendment and its description in the appropriate square. This will be a guide for their final drafts. Have students take home rough drafts and to look for pictures they could use in their projects. Methods: Lecture, Question and Answer, Visual aids, and Modeling.
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