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New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Living to Avoid The Criminal Justice System
Learners brainstorm a list of negative stereotypes in the African-American society. In groups, they develop ways to decrease the chance of them living in poverty and being in trouble with the law. They develop ways to solve problems other than with violence and how to improve their performance in school.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 59 Downloads
New Review Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and respond to the provided questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Win the White House
Here is a unique and engaging approach to learning about the steps a presidential candidate must take during a campaign. Learners role play the part of a candidate in this online interactive, taking part in a presidential debate and then considering the fundraising and polling components of campaigning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Leed's footballers' trial
Young scholars explore what happens when someone is tried for a crime. They expand their knowledge of the name "Criminal Justice System" and develop discussion skills. Students read the story Leeds footballer guilty of fighting in public.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Is the Death Penalty Constitutional?
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then assigned a position and argue for or against the legality of the death penalty.
9th - 12th Language Arts 54 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing Prompt: The Purpose of Punishment
When punishment is given in a society when a member breaks its rules, what is the punishment meant to accomplish? After providing a summary of the major categories of punishment (rehabilitation, restitution, incapacitation, deterrence, and retribution), your learners will discuss these categories and write a letter to a local newspaper discussing which type they believe would be most effective for reducing crime rates.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Third Branch: The Supreme Court
What exactly is the third branch of government? Your class will examine the Supreme Court and its role as the third branch. They will explore a wide variety of sources to learn about the evolution of the Supreme Court and its cases.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 168 Downloads
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince of Egypt.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 44 Views 98 Downloads
Teachers: Citizenship: Criminal Justice System
Students, in groups, study Asbos and their conditions. After watching a 10-minute video, they answer questions in the Asbo hotseat. Also, they develop arguments that are not necessarily their own.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 12 Downloads
Understanding the Significance of the Nationalization of the Bill of Rights
Eleventh graders study the impact of the Nationalization of the Bill of Rights upon criminal law. They analyze opposition to expansionist viewpoints that could possibly create more checks and balances on the state courts and analyze the role of the prevailing political atmosphere upon Supreme Court decisions.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
Testing DNA and the Death Penalty
Young scholars explore issues surrounding death penalty debate and participate in a values-clarification activity to help them form their opinions on this topic. They create a talk show to discuss issues involved with DNA testing and the death penalty.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 28 Downloads