April 23

posted Apr 23, 2012, 5:13 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Apr 23, 2012, 8:36 AM ]
We'll begin with questions from last night's homework, then continue with our review/discussion of all the bill of rights that we started on Friday. 

With last night's homework, we've now had a chance to look at the majority of the Bill of Rights' Amendments:
1st (490-511)
2nd (522)
3rd (522)
4th (523-526)
5th (529-530)
6th (530-533)
8th (536-539)
as well as two other "rights" amendments that came later
13th (521-522)
14th (518-520)
There are still a few more to go (see tonight's homework below) but for now, it's worth taking a few minutes to sort out what we know about these amendments. 

Using your copy of the Bill of Rights and a highlighter, pen, or pencil, identify the words in these amendments that you've heard before, or that have particularly strong meanings or associations in your life. 

After spending some time deciding for yourself what the key words are, we'll be going through them together to talk about how these amendments have an impact on our lives today. 

Key resources:

HOMEWORK: No homework tonight. If you've fallen behind, use tonight's gap in the upcoming assignments to get caught up.