Essential Questions (related to our overall project)
What are the three components of the rhetorical triangle and what must be true for a message to be effective?
1. 20 minutes to finish Dec. of Ind. packet
2. Discuss Declaration Packet: What are the ideologies upon which our country is founded?
3. Preamble to the Bill of Rights
You'll be given the full text of the Bill of Rights, which includes the preamble of the Constitution plus the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
Annotation Exercise – Using only the preamble, annotate with an eye to answering the following questions.
2. Now, lets get started looking at the Bill of Rights
A. With the Bill of Rights, Full Text: With a partner, put each amendment into “real” English. What does each individual amendment really mean? Can you put it all into one or two easily understandable sentences?
B. With the Bill of Rights in Plain English: When you are finished with the full text exercise above, come pick up a copy of the Bill of Rights in Plain English. How did you do? Cross-reference your 'plain English' definitions with mine, and adjust yours if you need to.
C. Journal #4-- With the Bill of Rights Worksheet: Now, write your “final” interpretation of each Amendment next to its number. In addition, you'll have to pick/draw an animal (or other symbol, but c'mon, get creative!) that best represents that amendment. Good luck!
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School