Karpeles Document: Original Draft of the Bill of Rights
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Elementary, Intermediate, Commencement, 4th Grade, 7th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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One of three known original drafts of the Bill of Rights, this document offers insight into one of the most significant documents in American History. By interacting with the original draft and using the support materials, students will gain an insight into the development of the Bill of Rights, while enabling them to compare and contrast part of the draft with the final version, as we know it today.
Bill of Rights - Final Version
Courtesy of the Karpeles Manuscript Library
The Karpeles Manuscript Library, the world’s largest private collection of important original documents and manuscripts, provided this document.
In collaboration with the Center for Applied Technologies in Education, this manuscript is equipped with an interactive tool enabling the user to view the document’s transcription, providing a 21st Century glimpse of ways students can interact with old documents and manuscripts.