CONGRESS CREATES THE BILL OF RIGHTS app from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provides resources to explore this foundational document.
Designed specifically for classroom use, this easy-to-use app helps students explore the proposals, debates, and revisions that shaped the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
The app contains three menus: Get the Background, Go Inside the First Congress, and Join the Debate.
The Get the Background section explores the creation of the document, events leading to the document, and a chronology.
The Go Inside the First Congress area explores the compromises, debate, issues, edits, and amendments.
The Join the Debate contains information about the vote itself and a time for reflection.
Librarians will find this app to be popular with social studies and particularly government teachers. To extend the experience, go to the NARA’s web-based materials on the Bill of Rights.
Keep in mind that this app requires a secondary download of content. The first time the app is opened, the app requires a download of over 300MBs.
To explore NARA’s web-based resources, go to http://www.archives.gov/legis…/resources/bill-of-rights.html
To download from iTunes, go to https://itunes.apple.com/…/congress-creates-bil…/id917839792.
To download from Google Play, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details….