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Jury Duty: Honor or Burden
Pupils come up with a synopsis of whether they feel jury duty is necessary or not and how people rate their experience. They research state jury duty websites and express their ideas. They can propose changes that they feel may improve the current jury system as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Participating in the Jury System
Students are taught about the civic responsibility of jury duty by conducting an interview. They write an essay explaining why participation in the jury systems is important. Students name some of the rights and freedoms afforded to citizens of the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
New Review Responsibility Launcher
Here is a fun online game that will acquaint your young learners with a wide range of civic duties, such as voting, obtaining information to remain an informed citizen, jury duty, and getting an education.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring the Duties & Responsibilities of a Citizen
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by President Barack Obama in 2005.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Jury System
Students analyze Article III and the Seventh Amendment. In this US Justice lesson, students research the US jury system and complete a Student Jury questionnaire. Students will discuss the impact the implementation of the Jury System had on US Justice system.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 16 Views 64 Downloads
Participating in the Jury System
Students discover their responsibilties of being a citizen by conducting an interview. They discuss the rights and freedoms given to them and review the rules of eligibility for being a member of a jury. They write an essay about why participating in a jury is important.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Political Parties and Conventions
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners work in groups as part of either the Democratic or Republican party and develop a platform that they will present to the class.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Citizen Me
What rights and responsibilities do we exercise as citizens of not only the United States, but in the communities of our homes, schools, and state? How are some individual rights really disguised as responsibilities? Here is a nice activity for your young learners to understand the breadth of what it means to be a citizen.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this process, including text from a magazine article titled Are Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols and Words of Hate
“Learning to discuss. . . controversial topics in an open and respectful way is a key to ensuring a healthy classroom, school, and community.” Guided by this principle, this resource is structured with a series of exercises that asks class members to explore hate symbols and hate speech.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
City Council Simulation: Improving Cardinal City’s Environment
Assuming the roles of city council members or special interest groups, your young learners will simulate a situation in which they must decide how to spend an $800,000 grant allocated for local environmental improvements. They will discover the roles of city council members and how their decisions directly or indirectly affect local government.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Trials and Tribulations
Students explore their beliefs about objectivity and the United States justice system. They examine the facets of a criminal case by researching various aspects of the judicial system and apply what they have learned to the Michael Jackson trial.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 97 Downloads
Prepare for Trial
Students review the vocabulary relevant to understanding court proceedings and discover the process for selecting members of a jury. They participate in a scripted, mock jury selection and review the various types of objections.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Twelve Angry Men: Trial by Jury as a Right and as a Political Institution
Students explore the constitutional guarantee of the right to trial by jury. In this U. S. Constitution lesson, students read or view Twelve Angry Men and respond to discussion questions regarding the jury. Students examine the constitutional provisions raised by the book/film and create posters that promote the assurance of impartial juries in the American judicial system.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 75 Downloads
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the worksheet as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion throughout the lesson.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 35 Downloads
Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment: A Primary Document Activity
Students explore Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment. In this government and law lesson, students analyze the ruling in Hernandez v. Texas. Students predict how the United States would be different if the court had made an alternated decision.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads