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Students 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
Voters and Judges
Students analyze the work on independent judiciaries. In this federal courts lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on details of federal cases. Students respond to discussion questions and participate in an activity connected to the content of the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Just an Environment or a Just Environment?
This lesson explores the multiple causes of racial segregation and environmental racism, and helps students understand the perpetuation of institutional racism in the post-Civil Rights era. Students will perform a mock tribunal in which they will research
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In the Courts
Students explore desegregation in the courts. In this civil rights lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on Supreme Court cases Brown v. Board of Education and Plessy v. Ferguson. Students examine the cases and respond to dicussion questions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
What is crime? Discriminate between criminal and non-criminal behavior with your scholars by engaging them in potentially heated discussion about various scenarios. A brief definition of the word crime precedes individual analysis of 15 scenarios, in which pupils must describe criminal behavior.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 22 Views 76 Downloads
Laws...Who Needs Them?
Who needs laws? Junior high schoolers sure do! Provide your 7th-9th graders with an understandng about why laws are important and how they are used to create a functioning society. Learners use a series of handouts and readings to build a basic understanding of the US Judicial System.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 6 Views 28 Downloads
Are the juvenile courts fair? Learners read a bit from the classic Oliver Twist to consider how young people are treated and represented when they've been accused of a crime. They read a case study from their books, discuss children's rights, and take notes while watching a juvenile court case.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Zero Tolerance and Toy Guns
Seventh graders write a short reaction to the "Zero Tolerance" policy in regards to students and play guns. They read several news articles about the problems associated with the zero tolerance and students with play guns. They write a reaction paper and then develop a more in depth paper.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Effective Writing is More Than a Five Paragraph Essay
Groups become experts in one aspect of the six traits of writing, prepare a PowerPoint presentation, jigsaw, and teach others about their trait. Writers then focus on these traits as they compose a persuasive essay about a person they consider to be an American hero.
7th - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 54 Downloads
Learners investigate how different democracies treat juvenile offenders as well as compare/contrast the juvenile and adult justice systems in their own democracy. In addition, individually and as a group, they determine whether juvenile offenders should be prosecuted and punished as adults.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 52 Downloads
The Legacy of the Warren Court
Students examine the major decisions by the Supreme Court when Warren was the Chief Justice. In groups, they research the life and other works of Earl Warren and discuss how ones background can influence decisions. They also examine the two cases of Brown v.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 31 Downloads