14th Amendment: Find the Evidence

Given a Claim, Find the Evidence (The 14th Amendment & Ferguson)

In this lesson students will apply their understanding of the 14th Amendment to the important issues going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Students will identify evidence and explain how it supports a claim. To view and edit the full lesson plan open the attached PDF or .docx below.

Curriculum Connections

  • History: US Constitution, US History, Civil Rights, Government, Civics 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to identify evidence and how it supports a claim.
  • So I can…understand what evidence is and how it supports a claim.
  • I know I understand when…I have identified at least 3 pieces of supporting evidence and given 3 explanations for how the evidence supports the given claim.
  • Students will be able to…identify evidence that supports a given claim and explain how the evidence supports that claim using a “because” statement.

Learning Standard 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.B
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

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