Hi! It’s Thursday, May 17, 2012 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Bill of Rights Institute: Games
Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
This website provides free, interactive games to boost students’ knowledge of their constitutional rights and America’s founding principles. When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of three games that includes:
*Life Without the Bill of Rights – Click on images in an illustration to find out how life would change without the First, Third, and Fourth Amendments.
*Madison’s Notes are Missing - Travel back in time to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and ask the Founders for their thoughts on the Executive Branch of government, how members of Congress should be elected, the basis for taxation and representation, slavery, and find out why some refused to sign the Constitution. Listen to audio dramatizations as they explain their positions.
*Constitution Duel Quiz - Find out how much you know about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, landmark Supreme Court Cases, and historic Americans! (Tip: Explore the resources at this site before you take the quiz!)
When you are through playing the games, explore the rest of the site. You’ll find free e- lessons to help educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in the Founding documents, and how those principles continue to affect and shape a free society.