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Creating a
Bill of Rights
In Space

Subject:
Social Sciences,
Arts & Humanities
Grade: 3-5, 6-8

 

Brief Description

After studying the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, students create a bill of rights for a space colony.

Objectives

Students

  • define the word rights,
  • analyze and apply the United States Bill of Rights to hypothetical situations, and
  • create an Intergalactic Bill of Rights.

Keywords

Bill of Rights, Constitution, space, amendment

Materials Needed

one copy of Handout 1 (Space Colony Situations) for each student (included in the lesson)

Lesson Plan

Link to the lesson at Creating A Bill Of Rights In Space.

Assessment

Assessment is included in the lesson.

Lesson Plan Source

Washington State Courts Middle School Lesson Plans

Submitted By

Tarry L. Lindquist

 

National Standards

Social Sciences:
NSS-USH.K-4.3
NSS-USH.5-12.3

 

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.4
NL-ENG.K-12.5

 

 

 

Article by Linda Starr
Education World®
Copyright © 2010 Education World

 

Originally published 07/03/2002
Last updated 06/05/2011

 

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