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Scooting Away from Justice?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine President Bush's July 2007, decision to commute the 30-month sentence of former White House official, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby by reading a New York Times article. They scan editorial sources on various sides of the...
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The Spanish Belief in Justice and Values

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study "justice" and "values" as illustrated through fables. The determine that some of the fables in the U.S. are relatively similar to those fables in other parts of the world. They write and illustrate their own fables.
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Assassination and Aftermath: The Death of JFK and the Warren Report

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners examine the ways in which the assassination of President John F. Kennedy affected American history and American culture. They explain the role of the media in documenting American history and also influencing that history.
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We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
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Issues in Public Education During the Kentucky Civil Rights Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct oral history interviews and research historical and contemporary media articles about multiculturalism and diversity.
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In Search of Rights

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research Supreme Court cases. They formally debate court rulings, write a scenario portraying a possible futuristic America and participate in a field practicum for media production, while evaluating various social,...
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What Is Your Gripe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss historical examples of social injustice and identify perceived social injustices today. They share incidents in their lives when they confronted such experiences.
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Citizens United vs. FEC

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers investigate the case of Citizens United vs. FEC and how some donations changed the game of advertising during a campaign. They examine just how much money some spend in politics to support a candidate during the election process. 
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Brexit Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Should we stay or should we go? Class members debate whether Britain should exit the European Union. While the resource predates the exit vote, the materials provide class members with an opportunity to explore some of the many issues...
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Getting Our Facts Straight! Holocaust Group Research Projects

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students work together in groups to research the Holocaust. Using a rubric, they gather information and develop visual aids. They apply principles of justice, equality and freedom to real-life situations. They present their information...
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What was life like for African Americans after the Reconstruction?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the origins and effects of Jim Crow laws and how specific legislation supported segregation. The lesson provides foundational, historical background for unit on the media's role in the social justice campaign of the...
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The Lynching of Emmett Till

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will be introduced to the historiography of the Emmett Till murder to discover more about the case and to evaluate how history is reliant on interpretation. They will also refine analytical and critical thinking skills as they...
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American Justice: The Texas Cheerleader Plot

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch a video about one woman who planned to commit murder because of a cheerleading scandal.
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We the People

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students show how the meaning of the Preamble is reflected in current American culture. They collect images and/or sounds from media sources that represent, symbolize, or explain each phrase in the Preamble and create a media...
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Immigration and Asylum

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss their feelings about immigration and asylum. They analyze the role of the media and government when someone is seeking asylum. They brainstorm ideas on how to solve the problem.
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Immigration & Asylum

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine and think critically about the issues surrounding immigration and asylum. They investigate how the media influences public opinion about these issues by conducting Internet research.
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Shizuko’s Daughter: Unsent Letter

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to tell a character what you really thought of him or her? Use a lesson based on Kyoko Mori's Shizuko's Daughter to encourage learners to write a letter in response to a character's actions. 
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"Bill's Run" Lesson Plan: What Do People Want from Politicians?:

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate various methods of sampling opinions, consider the role of polling in elections, and consider the role of media reporting in the outcome of elections. They also gain skills they can use to analyze and evaluate media...
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"Last Man Standing" Lesson Plan: What Do People Want from Politicians?:

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers evaluate various methods of sampling opinions, consider the role of polling in elections, and consider the role of media reporting in the outcome of elections. They gain skills they can use to analyze and evaluate media...
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"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not...
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What is Public Use?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore the Fifth Amendment by examining the meaning of "public use" as learners read a scenario and role play their assigned parts to determine "public use." They also read Supreme Court Cases regarding the amendment and present their...
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Lesson III: Crisis, Pearl Harbor, Internment

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The third in a series of lessons introduced by “A Fence Away From Freedom,” uses the Smithsonian website, “A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution” and focuses on the section of the presentation devoted to the...
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Affirmative Action

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore policies concerning affirmative action. After reading affirmative action handouts, students use the internet and other resources to research information about affirmative action laws, court cases, and arguments. They...
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People Who Made a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice using new vocabulary related to equality, social justice and civil rights. They describe how one person can contribute to the common good. They research a person of their choice and share how they have made a...