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The Bill of Rights and You: Rights and Responsibilities

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Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: THE FOUNDERS
Lesson 1: students probe the origins of American freedoms
Lesson 2: students analyze the Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate

UNIT TWO: RELIGION
Lesson 1: students examine the Establishment Clause
Lesson 2: students explore the Free Exercise Clause

UNIT THREE: EXPRESSION
Lesson 1: students explore freedom of speech and the expansion of expression
Lesson 2: students examine freedom of the press as a protector of liberty
Lesson 3: students analyze freedoms of assembly and petition

UNIT FOUR: GUNS
Lesson 1: students examine the Second Amendment
Lesson 2: students evaluate the constitutionality of various firearms restrictions

UNIT FIVE: PRIVATE PROPERTY
Lesson 1: students analyze the concept of self-ownership
Lesson 2: students evaluate situations in terms of the Takings Clause

UNIT SIX: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Lesson 1: students examine the rights of the accused
Lesson 2: students evaluate the definitions of “unreasonable” searches

UNIT SEVEN: CITIZEN JURIES
Lesson 1: students evaluate the power of juries to protect individual liberties
Lesson 2: students appraise the voir dire process

UNIT EIGHT: PERSONAL LIBERTY
Lesson 1: students evaluate the responsibilities that accompany liberty
Lesson 2: students analyze Bill of Rights provisions that protect personal liberty

UNIT NINE: FEDERALISM
Lesson 1: students analyze the federal and national qualities of the union
Lesson 2: students analyze Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause

UNIT TEN: INCORPORATION
Lesson 1: students examine the Fourteenth Amendment and incorporation
Lesson 2: students assess which Bill of Rights protections should apply to states

Answer Key
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Reading Quizzes
Video Viewing Guides
Glossary
Educational Resources
Scholar Biographies
Suggested Letter to Parents
Special Thanks