Field Trips

Federal Hall and the Bill of Rights

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies
Common Core Standards:
6-8.RH.1, 6-8.RH.2, 6-8.RH.3
State Standards:
N.Y.S. Standards: 1- History of the United States and New York, 2- World History, 5 – Civics, Citizenship, and Government

Background

This program about the Bill of Rights is designed to show the significance and influence of the Bill of Rights in US History by having students examine the Bill of Rights and specific documents that connect to the individual amendments.

The first ten amendments to the Constitution, the document known as The Bill of Rights, has preserved some of the most cherished American freedoms and ideals. Constantly reviewed and reevaluated by the people and in the courts, the Bill of Rights is truly one of our most important documents.

This workshop is held at Federal Hall National Memorial and lasts for approximately 45 minutes depending on class size and depth of discussion. The maximum group size is 30 students. Reservations and a minimum two week advance notice are required. To reserve this free program, call 212-825-6990.

Materials

This guide will provide a program description and objectives, standards & core curriculum information, program preparation, vocabulary, pre- and post-visit activity ideas, and a sample lesson plan.

Download Teacher's Guide to Federal Hall and the Bill of Rights Program

This selection of study materials will help to enhance student and teacher knowledge of the Constitution and Bill of Rights

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