iCivics – “Do I Have a Right?” game and “Extension Pack”

Grade
6-9
9-12
Lesson Duration

From iCivics

Objectives: Match particular rights from the Constitution to hypothetical scenarios.

In Do I Have A Right?, students run their own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. Students need to decide whether potential clients “have a right,” and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients they serve and the more cases they win, the faster their law firms will grow. Students repeatedly practice applying the rights in the Constitution to changing fact patterns.  They are provided immediate feedback in the form of a win or loss and can adjust their learning as they go.

Play the game: https://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right

Make your students’ game play more meaningful with activities designed specifically for Do I Have a Right?

Go to Do I Have A Right? Extension Pack: https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/new-do-i-have-right-extension-pack

Objectives:

  •   Describe the arguments for and against listing

    people’s rights in the Constitution (Bill of Rights).

  •   Identify key rights granted by the Bill of Rights

    and the 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, and 26th

    Amendments

  •   Recall the specific amendment that guarantees a

    particular right

  •   Recognize complaints not involving constitutional

    rights

Source

https://www.icivics.org/games

iCivics is a nationally-renowned site founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor that provides innovative and interactive curricula and activities for civics/government classrooms.