Unit Overview 

Learners examine the rights guaranteed to us by the Bill of Rights, as well as the responsibilities we have to protect those rights for our personal well-being and the common welfare. Students show value for those rights by promoting the common welfare as an involved citizen.

Service Experience 
Students use their time and talent to create posters that illustrate ways in which guaranteed rights ensure the well-being of all people. On their own time, students present the poster to administration and get permission to post it publically for a appropriate audience.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Rights and Responsibilities
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

We examine the authority to act, whether the authority comes from self or government. This lesson looks at our rights and responsibilites in the founding documents of our country. We discuss the purposes of the Constitution, Preamble to the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Unit: 
Rights and Responsibilities
Lesson 2 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

This lesson clarifies that true rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Students discuss the importance of protecting these rights, and if and when it is ever appropriate to limit rights. We learn that one role of nonprofits is preserve and promote guaranteed rights.

Unit: 
Rights and Responsibilities
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

This lesson will examine the connection between the five basic guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights and their corresponding responsibilities. This lesson will introduce sources of responsibilities and allow students the opportunity to predict consequences of fulfilling or not fulfilling responsibilities connected to their rights.