Friday, November 16, 2012

The Bill of Rights

 What is The Bill of Rights?
 Definition: First 10 Amendments to the Constitution.
By the end of July 1788, 11 states had ratified the Constitution. But the new government could not go into effect: North Carolina and Rhode Island did not approve the Constitution until after the government was set up. James Madison was a strong supporter of the Bill of Rights. These amendments protect individual rights against government intrusion.  They were all approved by 1791 and became known as the Bill of Rights. 
"[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse."
--- Thomas Jefferson December 20, 1787

The fifth graders in Mr. Wentworth's class have been researching the Bill of Rights.  Students worked with a partner and used the iPads and the fifth grade portal to do their research.

Their task was to create 3 pages: title including the amendment, meaning of the amendment, and the importance of the amendment.
*Tech Tip:  The teams created their pages in educreations, took screen shots of each page, the pages then were emailed and added into one presentation for recording.

Our Founding Fathers would be very proud of their hard work!

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