PLE Elementary Lesson Plans
Most of the lesson plans listed below include handouts.
Creating a Bill of Rights in a Space Colony (grades 4-8) Objectives: define "rights," apply U.S. Bill of Rights to hypotheticals
Categorizing Constitutional Rights – Small Group Discussion (grades 4-8)
Bill of Rights History — "Jeopardy" Format (grades 4-8)
Understanding the Bill of Rights — Group Discussion with Handouts (grades 4–8)
Rights in Conflict — Students Render a Decision (grades 4-6)
Procedural Justice — "Land of Fairness" Play (grades 4–7)
No Vehicles in the Park (grades 5–12)
Objectives: Identify purpose and function of law, lawmakers' intent, practical applications, and that laws are subject to interpretation.
Rights and Responsibilities (grades 4–6)
Objectives: List whose rights and responsibilities are involved in actual cases (Gingerbread Man, Kick In the Chin, Foul Ball), and arrive at a verdict by working in small groups.
Making an Appeal (Taught with) What is a Court? (grades 3–6)
Rules and Law (grades 4–6)
Mediation Process — Role Play (grades K-3)
Ways to Solve a Problem (grades 3–5)
U.S. v. Hirabayashi — Case Analysis (WW2 Internment) (grades 4-8)
Mock Murder Trial — Herschel C. Lyon (grades 4–8)
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