ERIC Number: ED345996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations of Freedom: A Living History of Our Bill of Rights.
Rhodehamel, John H.; And Others
This book presents, in words and pictures, a history of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. Fifteen chapters in the book are entitled: (1) Origins; (2) The Colonial Experience; (3) The American Crisis: Road to Revolution; (4) New Order of the Ages; (5) The Bill of Rights; (6) The Civil War; (7) A Changing America; (8) War & Reaction; (9) From Normalcy Through the Great Depression; (10) The Second World War; (11) The Cold War; (12) Freedom's March; (13) Due Process of Law; (14) The First Freedom: Religious Liberty in America; and (15) A Living Bill of Rights. To supplement the text of each chapter, profiles of individuals, judicial decisions, and incidents and ideas that have been important to the history of the Bill of Rights are included. For each chapter, the teacher's guide presents guidelines for using the materials and assessing students' understanding of the issues introduced. The historical time frame for each chapter is explained, along with the historical issues in the expanding concept of rights. Directed discussion questions that focus on comprehension and analysis are included. There also are suggested activities aimed at developing students' critical thinking and oral and written presentation skills. There is a unit activity incorporating both the facts and issues of the chapter, often testing the concept introduced against a new set of facts. Also, concepts important to understanding the issues and implication for each chapter are identified. (DB)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: W. M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution
Note: Separately-published "Teacher's Guide" (32 pages) appended.