by BirdBrain History
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Bill of Rights
- James Madison
Adopted December 15th, 1791, “The Bill of Rights” refers to the first ten amendments made to the United States Constitution. This document grants and secures a number of freedoms for the federal government, the states, and for U.S. citizens.Pair “The Bill of Rights” with “Why Does No One Ever Thank Me for the Magna Carta?” and ask students to discuss how the Magna Carta served as a model for future documents on human rights.
Workers’ Rights and the History of Labor Unions
- Jessica McBirney
This article provides a brief history of labor unions, including common tactics and important advances in workers’ rights.Pair “Worker’s Rights and the History of Labor Unions” with “Why Does No One Ever Thank Me for the Magna Carta?” and ask students to discuss how people in both texts worked to gain their rights.