Additional Activities

Primary Source: Bill of Rights from the Journal of the First Session of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789 on page 24 of the lesson.

Copy of the Journal entry
Crayons, markers, etc.

1. Students will read the amendments that made up the Bill of Rights.

2. Students will pair up in groups of 2 and are randomly assigned one of the first ten amendments.

3. Each pair will discuss and write what they think the amendment means in their own words.

4. Afterwards, each pair of students will make a mural of the amendment assigned to them. They are not allowed to use words, just pictures and symbols.