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Learners research what is legal now as far as abortions are concerned. Does it matter what state you live in? Does it matter how old you are? If you are a teen, does the doctor have to notify your parents? Students prepare a panel discussion or debate about the law. Be careful participants stick to the facts because this is an emotionally charged subject.
By examining two differing perspectives on the topic of abortion, upper graders will be able to build an opinion of their own. A teacher-led lecture outlines key points in the debate for or against abortion including, the role of religion, politics, and personal rights. Learners then discuss the issue and compare and contrast the abortion policies adopted by John Kerry and George Bush. This is a hot topic issue and should be examined thoroughly prior to class room use.
Although just a series of slides with a poem laid out in parts, this resource could be used when discussing the poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This presentation could be used to go over parts of the poem, identify certain literary elements, or as a way to spur a discussion.
Students investigate the influence of political and societal forces on judicial decisions. Among the topics they examine are the selection of judges and the cause and effect relationship between politics, society, and the law. to conclude, students write essays expressing a decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriages.