The Bill of Rights Protects You

Grades
Grades 6-12
45 mins
scanned image of the Bill of Rights
Students will explore the Bill of Rights and how it outlines both limits on government and the rights of the people. Students will work together to analyze three case studies that underscore the remedies that citizens can use to address instances where their rights have been violated. This program will introduce students to the Bill of Rights and strengthen their civic understanding.
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This distance learning program is available for groups of 10 or more students from the National Archives, the Center for Legislative Archives, and Presidential Libraries free of charge Tuesdays–Fridays.

Please submit your request to civics@nara.gov at least two weeks in advance and include the following information:

  • School/group name and location (city and state)
  • Requested program
  • Preferred dates and times for your program (please provide 2–3 options)
  • Grade level
  • Number of students

Each program will be led by one of our educators located at National Archives sites and Presidential Libraries across the country. After submitting your program request, you will be connected to an available National Archives educator to finalize your reservation. You will also receive a teacher guide with additional pre- and post program activities. We require that the requesting educator or another educator from your institution be present during the student distance learning program to observe the session and support classroom management.

Programs are also offered as regularly scheduled interactive webinars. Registration is required, but there is no minimum attendance prerequisite.