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Due Process Teacher Resources
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Students examine due process and equal protection. For this current events lesson, students read the provided article, "Due Process and Equal Protection for Gays and Lesbians." Students respond to the provided discussion questions and participate in a critical thinking activity on the topic.
Students analyze eight case studies of Supreme Court decisions regarding due process of law and their impact on American society in the early 20th century. They digest that although the 14th amendment was intended to give federal rights to all Americans it did not occur.
Students view a Reader's Theater focusing on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The story is used as a springboard into a videotaped mock trial of Gold E. Locks developed by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). They are challenged to identify and explain how Goldilocks benefits from due process provisions found in the US Bill of Rights.
Students investigate the trial of Sheriff Joseph Shipp. In this due process lesson, students analyze information about the trial of Sheriff Joseph Shipp as well as laws that were passed to address the issue of lynching. Students analyze photographs from the national archives that relate to the lesson. Assessment activities are provided.