This Free Bill of Rights Poster + Lesson Plan Teaches Students to Think Like Real Historians

Explore primary sources. Build critical thinking skills.

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Want more lessons and activities that use primary sources to help students think like historians? Exploring Primary Sources help students develop deep content knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and the ability to expand their understanding of social studies beyond the textbook and classroom.


Want to get your students excited about social studies? Let them interact with primary sources that encourage them to think like real historians. This free Bill of Rights lesson plan and classroom poster helps students build critical thinking skills through fun inquiry-based activities. It’s excerpted from Exploring Primary Sources, a curriculum that uses authentic primary sources to help students in grades 4-8 become active learners and promote civic thinking.

Here’s what you get:

  • 11″ x 17″ Bill of Rights printable poster
  • 8.5″ x 11″ Bill of Rights printable poster
  • complete lesson plan
  • printable activities

Your students will see the Bill of Rights come to life as they pretend to be lobbyists trying to get the representatives to keep their amendments. They’ll learn the significance and how to explain the history of the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Just click the link below to get your free lesson plan and poster. 

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