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In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, and it continues to be recognized.

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day”:

EL Civics has a Bill of Rights Lesson designed for English Language Learners.

Life Without The Bill of Rights game.

You can find links, lesson plans, and downloadable materials I developed for teaching the Bill of Rights to my United States History ELL class here.

The Bill of Rights Game comes from the Annenberg Foundation.

That’s Your Right Game from Annenberg.

Do I Have A Right? Game from iCivics

“Constitute” Is A New “Must-Use” Site For Any Social Studies Teacher

Excellent Infographic On The UN Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

Records of Rights is a new interactive site from the National Archives. It highlights First Amendment rights, Native American rights, workplace rights, equal rights, rights to privacy and sexuality, and more.

Creating The Bill Of Rights

Infographic: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights


Nice Bill Of Rights Lesson From NY Times Learning Network

Here’s a video and lesson from TED-Ed:

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “What are the universal human rights?”

iCivics Adds Bilingual Social Studies Game

I recently revisited The National Constitution Center. Over the years, they’ve been a bit irregular in the resources they’ve posted – kept them online off-and-on – but now that appear to have some nice new ones.

You can see all of them at this page on their site (assuming they don’t reorganize it again). They include several engaging online games.

One interactive I particularly like is called Rights Around The World. It shows what rights are guaranteed by which country’s constitutions, and fits right in with the activity I do each year in U.S. History where students create a Bill of Rights for their own country (that lesson is borrowed from ReThinking Schools).

I’d certainly be interested in hearing other suggestions, so please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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