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Rape: Psychology, Prevention and Impact
Students are introduced to the characteristics of rape. As a class, they identify statements as either facts or myths about rape. In groups, they complete a survey to identify their own perceptions about rape and compare them with other classmates.
9th - 12th Health 12 Views 35 Downloads
Privacy in the Age of Video Surveillance: This Is Not Your Father's Candid Camera
Eighth graders examine the use of video surveillance in the corporate world and other life situations. In groups, they determine how many times and in what situations they believe they are being watched. They use the Constitution to identify any part of it that might protect them.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Science in the Court Room
Students discuss the voluntary and mandatory use of DNA samples in criminal investigations. They evaluate the pros and cons of the use of DNA in criminal investigations by reading and discussing the article "New York Plan for DNA Data in Most Crimes.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 Downloads
Traditional Marxist Perspectives on Crime
In this Marxist Perspectives on Crime learning exercise, students read five pages and then proceed to complete several exercises such as supporting and rejecting a thesis, completing sentences, and categorizing statements.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 9 Views 31 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 161 Downloads
Separation of Powers
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their opinion on the separation of powers.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 40 Downloads
Why Do We Suffer From The Rights Of Others?
Learners examine how diversity within populations has caused problems. In groups, they develop their own definitions of racism and discrimination. They participate in role-plays in which they gather the appropriate techniques to deal with racist situations in school.
K - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 70 Downloads
Arrests and Investigatory Stops
Students define arrest and detainment, examine hypothetical situations to determine if warrantless arrest/detainment is reasonable based on information available to police, discuss differences between hunch, suspicion, reasonable suspicion, and probably cause, and role play scenarios to know what to do and what not to do if ever arrested.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 57 Downloads
Theories of Crime and Punishment
Students examine goals of two major theories of punishment, Utilitarian Theory and Retributive Theory, develop opinions about ethics and effectiveness of both theories, define legal duties of prosecutors and public defenders, and discuss their respective burdens at trial.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 22 Downloads
Sixth graders study restorative justice. In this government lesson, 6th graders discuss restorative justice, examine the ways restitution can be made when a crime occurs, and write about a conflict at home or school and describe how it could be solved by making sure that the solution is mutually acceptable to all involved.
6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
Design for Social Justice
Students create a solution to a social justice problem within their community. In this urban planning lesson plan, students read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. Students then complete a research paper identifying social justice issues within neighborhoods and suggest solutions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 31 Downloads
Military Themed Movies: Women's History
Young scholars explore equality by viewing military films in class. In this women's history lesson, students view the films "G.I. Jane" and "The General's Daughter" while discussing the obstacles the women in the film face. Young scholars create a multimedia presentation based on women's rights and equal opportunities.
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads