Sixth Grade Assignment: Destroy the Bill of RightsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:40
Sixth Grade Assignment: Destroy the Bill of Rights
Posted by: Allison Martinez Posted date: October 06, 2013
Welcome to the first day of civics class in the Common Core. Your first assignment? Revising the Bill of Rights in the U.S Constitution because it is an “outdated” document? The worksheet says:
"You have been selected to work on a National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force. You have been charged with the task of revising and editing the Bill of Rights. .. You will have to prioritize, prune, and add amendments."
Students are not being taught what the documents means, or any kind of appreciation for the document. The underlying assumption of the assignment is that the constitution is outdated and needs to be changed. Another underlying assumption is that this can be done by a citizen task force which ignores the actual procedure for amending the constitution.