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 

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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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