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Video Information and Comprehension Questions
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The Bill of Rights

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.

Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • What do you know about your constitutional rights? What does it mean to "plead the Fifth" or "be tried by your peers"? Why is it important that these rights be open to interpretation?
  • As you watch the program, pay attention to the cases discussed and consider both sides of each issue.
  • If you were a Supreme Court justice, consider how you would rule.
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Choose a case from the program and continue the debate. What opinions do you defend or disagree with?
  • Do you believe the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling? Why or why not?
Suggested activity
Find a current news story that challenges the Bill of Rights. Hold a Supreme Court mock trial based on the arguments involved. Build your arguments using information from the show and additional research.