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Children and the Death Penalty
Students examine how different countries deal with juvenile offenders. Using the internet, they research what offenses are punishable by death and how the laws protect students. They interview local authorities and discuss possible solutions to stop killing students convicted of crimes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Who Are Travellers?
Young scholars visit specified websites to research zoning information in Essex. They participate in a role play to present a zoning request to a city council. Groups of students prepare their side of the case and create their proposal to be voted upon.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Berghuis v Thomkins: Is This the Will of the People? (Criminal’s Rights)
"You have the right to remain silent. . ." But should a suspect exercise that right? Should laws establish and defend the rights of an individual or reflect the will of "the people?" After reading and annotating a series of primary source documents related to court cases that have altered a suspect's Miranda rights to silence and counsel, class members tackle the question of whether these policies are "the best policy for our nation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students examine a crime scene and photograph evidence. In this forensics digital photography instructional activity, students recognize the correct procedures for filming a crime scene. Students document evidence and keep a log of the necessary information to log the evidence in.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 52 Downloads
The Death Sentence Remains A Question
Examine the results of recent opinion polls on where people stand on the issue of the death penalty. In groups, middle schoolers examine various cases dealing with this issue and discuss the judgments. They write their own argument for or against the death penalty and participate in a debate to end the lesson.
7th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 58 Downloads
Science in the Court Room
Share their opinions on the use of DNA databases in criminal investigations. After reading an article, they evaluate the pros and cons of the databases and work in groups to answer discussion questions. They write a letter to a state representative stating their opinions on how the databases should be regulated in their state.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 109 Downloads
Analyzing the Essay
The skill set required of readers of informational text includes the ability to identify an article’s thesis or main idea, as well as the supporting points. Learners can practice these skills by analyzing an essay about the treatment of registered sex offenders in Florida.
9th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 52 Downloads
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care to evaluate the speaker's argument.
8th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 206 Downloads
Career Education: After High School, What's Next?
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 84 Views 172 Downloads
Exploring Career Options
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career.
9th - 12th Language Arts 153 Views 323 Downloads
New Review To Kill a Mockingbird: The Plot Unfolds
After identifying the most significant events in the To Kill A Mockingbird, readers create a plot map the reveals how Harper Lee orders events to create dramatic tension in her novel. To conclude the lesson, individuals either outline a sequel to the novel or rewrite the ending of novel as if Tom Robinson was acquitted.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Children have rights! Exploring those rights and using media to express those rights is the focus of this Media Awareness Network lesson. Although some of the law links reflect the Canadian Articles of The Convention, the majority of the resources prove invaluable.
9th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 22 Downloads
Sentence Completion 11: High-Intermediate Level
Build vocabulary and critical thinking skills with a sentence completion worksheet that comes with an answer and explanations key. The key unlocks for learners logic and comprehension strategies they can use to determine the correct response to the prompts.
7th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 18 Downloads
APA and MLA Formats: Their Main Differences
What is the difference between MLA and APA format? This presentation is geared towards a college audience, but it could definitely be useful with an eleventh and twelfth grade audience in high school. Differences are highlighted, but not many actual examples are given.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 12 Views 29 Downloads
Judges in the Classroom
Students define the legal meaning of juvenile and identify various ways to treat young offenders. They identify the current philosophy of the Utah juvenile justice system using a true/false worksheet and discussion format.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Guilty to a Fault
Students consider the moral and legal issues involved in distinguishing a verdict of murder from one of manslaughter (criminally negligent homicide) and write an essay describing the issues involved in the case that was researched.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 96 Downloads
Learners reflect on the role of prisons and discuss how they believe sentencing should be handed down. After reading an article, they discover the experiences Martha Stewart went through while in prison. In groups, they share their opinions of her and write an essay responding to an idea in the article.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads