An Hour In … AP GovernmentIn depth presentations about Bill of Rights
For her presentation, senior Abigail Orozco talks about why freedom of the press is an important amendment. She used President Donald Trump's twitter as an example. "I thought this was a fun way to learn about the Bill of Rights since this was such an interactive project," Orozco said.
As the students prepare to present, senior Mariah Cruzado adds the final touches to her slideshow. Cruzado was assigned freedom of the press. "A lot of people know the basics of the Bill of Rights, but this allowed us to go more in depth and have fun with the assignment," Cruzado said.
Seniors work in groups to complete their presentation. The group worked on their project for two weeks and divided the work equally to ensure their presentation would teach their peers something new.
"I learned a lot of the amendments are very flexible and have different interpretations to many people," senior Nicholas Tan said.
While presenting the importance of the freedom of speech, Dale Rouhani engages their audience by using the effects it has today. Rouhani works with his partner to explain what life would be like without this amendment. "This was a good assignment and it allowed us to teach each other what we learned during the two week period," Rouhani said.
Seniors Si Chen and Edgar Garcia present a slideshow on the significance of freedom of religion. Not only did they present the original meaning, but also the modern day meaning as well as the rights that are protected. "This project allowed us to understand specific parts of the amendments since they can be difficult to understand," senior Regina Gojar said.