Bill of Rights Day is Thursday – are you ready to celebrate? Explore our resources, including lessons, games, quizzes, videos, and SMART Board resources  – or even read the Bill of Rights! Below you will find one of my favorite ways to teach students the Bill of Rights.

From the “Westbrook classroom,” a festive way to help students memorize the content and order of the Bill of Rights. Enjoy!

Bill of Rights Song (to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)

The First Amendment guarantees religion, speech, and press
Petition and assembly, too.

The Second Amendment guarantees a right to bear arms,
Religion, speech, and press,
Petition and assembly, too.

The Third Amendment guarantees no quartering of troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press,
Petition and assembly, too.

The Fourth Amendment guarantees a warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press,
Petition and assembly, too.

The Fifth Amendment guarantees DUE PROCESS RIGHTS!
Warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press,
Petition and assembly, too.

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair and speedy trial.
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS!
Warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press,
Petition and assembly, too.

The Seventh Amendment guarantees a jury if you’re sued.
Fair and speedy trial,
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS!
Warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press,
Petition and assembly, too.

The Eighth Amendment guarantees no cruel punishment.
A jury if you’re sued,
Fair and speedy trial,
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS!
Warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press
Petition and assembly, too.

The Ninth Amendment guarantees our unlisted rights.
No cruel punishment,
A jury if you’re sued,
Fair and speedy trial,
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS!
Warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press
Petition and assembly, too.

(Slower on this final verse)
The Tenth Amendment guarantees power to the states.
Our unlisted rights,
No cruel punishment,
A jury if you’re sued,
Fair and speedy trial,
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS!
Warrant for a search,
No quartering troops,
A right to bear arms,
Religion, speech and press
Petition and assembly, too.

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