Overview

Students learn about the rights and responsibilities held by citizens in several countries around the world and compare them to the rights held by U.S. citizens.  Note: This lesson contains an optional PowerPoint presentation (see Lesson Prep).  We've recently updated this lesson!

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Compare and contrast key provisions in the U.S. Constitution with those in the constitutions of India, Brazil, Iran, Germany, and Ghana.
  •  Analyze how other countries' constitutions might affect everyday life and rights in those countries.
  • Consider whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended to include certain provisions found in other countries' constitutions.

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