Bill of Rights Book

  1. Students will summarize each of the Bill of Rights (Ammendments 1-10).
  2. Students will think about and express through writing how they feel about each of the Bill of Rights.
  3. Students will describe what each of the Bill of Rights means to them through a drawing representation.

Grade Level: Grades 4-6

Time: 45 minutes for six days.


  • White construction paper
  • Crayons, pens, pencils
  • Magazines
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Scissors


  1. Introduce Amendments 1&2 by reading the actual amendment or a summary.
  2. Discuss with students the meanings of each amendment.
  3. Give students construction paper.
  4. Students make a page for their Bill of Rights Book.
  • Each page consists of the following:
    • -Amendment Number
    • -Personal Summary: (students write their summary of what each Bill of Right means).
    • -Thoughts/Feelings: (students write how they personally think/feel about this right).
    • -A pictoral representation of this right in action or what it means to them.
  1. Continue these procedures for the next four days, doing two amendments a day.


  1. Students will create a cover for their Bill of Rights Book. They will make a collage out of pictures representing rights granted in the amendments. For example, show them a picture of a child playing with toys. Ask them if this pertains to the Bill of Rights. Explain that freedom to play is a right and so it could go on the collage.
  2. Give students time to look though the magazines and cut out pictures.
  3. Have the students paste the pictures on the cover.
  4. Publish the book: three hole punch the book and tie yarn through each of the holes.
  5. On the front, have them write the title of the book along with their name.


  1. Let the student pass around the books looking at each other's pictures and things they have written about each amendment.
  2. Invite students to come up front and share their books with the class.




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