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Another Look at School Safety
Students research crime and violence in their district, including finding out what has been discussed about safety and addition of surveillance cameras.Students conduct interviews and explore the legal issues involved. After all information is collected, they write a news feature or in-depth, explaining the situation at the school, giving all sides - pros and cons.
11th - 12th English Language Arts
A Clone of Your Own: The Legal Issues and the Future of Genetic Engineering on Humans
Twelfth graders define cloning in their own words and examine the different types of cloning. After reading an article, they summarize it in their own words and use the internet to research the history of cloning. In groups, they participate in an experiment in which they simulate the process of bacterial cloning.
Risky Online Relationships
The Internet can be a place where both positive and negative interactions happen. Begin the discussion with a talk about positive and negative encounters before defining some related terms for your class. Next, ask your class to pretend to be an individual in a tricky situation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Defining Cyberwarfare...In Hopes of Preventing It
In the future, wars will probably still happen, but they will have evolved to include new cyber techniques. But how are we going to deal with cyber threats? Ask your class to ponder this question and present the information surrounding the issue with this quick video.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Feeling for Answers
Students consider the legal issues related to a suicidal or depressed college student by reading and discussing the article, "Laws Limit Options When a Student Is Mentally Ill." They write essays considering how the events at Virginia Tech should be used to amend existing laws or to add new laws.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Outdoor Classroom's for the '90s Student
Students relish in experiencing an outdoor classroom. Students sign a contract stating that they will follow the rules of the outdoor classroom. Students help to keep the outdoor classroom clean and up to date with all the needed provisions.
4th - 8th Science
Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens Across the Nation
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the Nation,” read articles about teens who committed suicide, and discuss the motivations of key players in several scenarios.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Legal Aspects of Tissue Transplantation
Learners investigate the current legal status of fetal tissue transplantation, including current, legislation and court cases. They engage in role play discussion of a specific case study and explore the ethical controversies surrounding this procedure.
9th - 12th Science
Implications of the Human Genome Project
Students study the Human Genome Project through classroom discussion and the video, Cracking the Code of Life. They research reports about the issues of disease, human health, and the ethical, legal, and societal implications of the Human Genome Project.
10th - 12th Science
Students are actively involved in presenting some of the issues in implanting previously frozen embryos through a cooperative learning lesson. This lesson helps students to develop decision-making skills through discussing various types of assisted reproduction are currently available and under what circumstances this process may be used through role-play.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Bioethics and Effective Health Care
High Schoolers participate in a class discussion on the ethical issues faced in the health care industry today. In groups, they develop their own definition of bioethics and role play the role of one of the various types of members of different ethical systems.
9th - 12th Health
Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age
Teach young adults how to become advocates for their privacy in the modern information age. In a series of five lessons, learners explore their beliefs and opinions about privacy vs. the actual laws regarding who has the right to access personal information.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
A History of Historical Perspective on the Inauguration
Explore primary sources about historical perspectives on the US presidential Inauguration. Your class views video clips, researches time-lines, and explores Internet resources concerning the Inaugural process. This activity includes activities, worksheets, and games.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Students investigate the law recently passed in Arizona, "Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act." In this history instructional activity, students watch a video on immigration then work in small groups to prepare a debate on the pros and cons of this Arizona law.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learners explore presidential debate. In this US government lesson, students watch brief video clips of presidential debates and discuss how they effect the presidential process. Learners will use the Internet and various worksheets to determine the role of debates in our democracy.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History