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Wartime and the Bill of Rights: The Korematsu Case
Students examine the balance between civil liberties and protection. In this national security lesson, students explore the Korematsu case which references the Japanese internment camps of World War II. Students draw comparisons between the internment camps and the "Patriot Act" passed following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 12 Views 66 Downloads
Violent Video Games - Lesson Plan
High schoolers examine violence in video games. For this American history lesson, students read an article on the link between video games and violence. High schoolers respond to discussion questions and debate the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 31 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 4 Views 26 Downloads
What Do We Know About the Causes and Effects of Crime in Our Community?
Young scholars examine crime and fear of crime in the local community and how crime affects young people. They examine crime statistics and see how to make comparisons about national government policy on crime prevention and reduction.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Selecting a Chief Justice For The United States Supreme Court: The Senate Confirmation Hearings of Judge John Roberts, Jr.
Students review the procedures for selecting a new Supreme Court Justice. In groups, they determine which questions the nominee should be asked and practice asking the questions with a classmate. They watch the confirmation hearings and discuss their reactions.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
American Justice: Juvenile Justice
Learners watch a video that focuses on the alarming rise of violent crimes committed by juveniles. They see how the American justice system dealsl with these youthful offenders. They examine racial imbalance and color-blind justice.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 32 Downloads
A More Perfect Union: Barack Obama's Race Speech at the National Constitution Center
Eleventh graders explore the process of perfecting the Union through changes made to the Constitution, and through the powers delegated to each branch of government. In this American Government lesson plan, 11th graders research various Supreme Court Cases.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Bang to Rights
Students take a closer look at the rights of British prisoners. In this current events lesson, students research the listed Web sites that include information about the British justice system and voting practices. Students discuss whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
What is Terrorism? : Global Politics, Social Studies
High schoolers review various worldwide definitions of terrorism. After discussion, students can create their own sythesis or definition and evaluate certain situations for signs of terrorism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 19 Downloads
Book: Latino Economics in the United States: Job Diversity
Students, after reading Chapter 1 in the book, "Latino Economics in the United States: Job Diversity," write an essay that compares the cultural as well as the historical factors (experiences with jobs, discrimination, education, etc.) of the three dominant Latino groups that directly affects their current economic positions in this country.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Laws - Who needs them?
Students examine the need for laws. In this government lesson plan, students participate in 2 classroom activities that require them to consider the impact of laws on their personal lives. Students discuss how laws solve societal problems and how they can personally contribute to solving problems in their worlds.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 11 Views 23 Downloads