Teaching Kids About the Bill of Rights

Teaching Kids About the Bill of Rights

How many amendments can you name?The Children’s Hour presents a four-part primer for kids on the first ten amendments of our Constitution.  

Leadership & The Bill of Rights Part 1 The first of a four part series on the Bill of Rights with Micah McCoy from the ACLU New Mexico. Plus, 4th graders at Adobe Acres Elementary in Albuquerque tell us what makes a good leader. And, we explore Pangolins with our friends from the Extinction Diaries.    PRX     AudioPort

 Bill of Rights Part 2: 2nd & 3rd Amendments   We continue our exploration of the Bill of Rights with a show about the 2nd and 3rd Amendments with Micah McCoy from the ACLU-NM. We learn many ways the 2nd Amendment is interpreted, and why it’s so contentious. Then we discover the reason soldiers can’t just move into our houses. Plus we hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries about the Sixth Great Extinction, and pay homage to the late, great author Rudolfo Anaya.   PRX     AudioPort 

Bill of Rights Part 3: 4th – 7th Amendments   We continue our series on the Bill of Rights with an episode about the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Amendments with Micah McCoy from the ACLU New Mexico. Learn if we really have a right to privacy, and what rights we have if we are charged with a crime. Plus the kids from the Extinction Diaries tell us about the effects of extinction on humans. We mix it all with great music, and conversation.   PRX     AudioPort 

The Bill of Rights Part 4:  8th, 9th & 10 Amendments   The final episode of the Bill of Rights series focuses on the 8th, 9th and 10th Amendments. We learn with Micah McCoy from the ACLU New Mexico the meaning behind these amendments, and how we change our Constitution. Plus the kids in the Extinction Diaries cover what’s going on with the coral reefs around the world. Mixed with great music and conversation.   PRX     AudioPort