Tuesday, March 01, 2016

App Review: Congress Creates the Bill of Rights

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 Google Play, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details….