Above the Law: Athletes in Trouble
Students watch segments of "Unforgiveable Blackness" in class. They analyze Jack Johnson's problems with the law and the legal trouble of other athletes today. They create a set of standards they believe athletes should follow.
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Sample Test: Law, Past & Present
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 2: Trouble in Gold Flats
Students, after researching and discussing the California Gold Rush, identify consequences of a lack of law and authority in the hypothetical California mining camp of Gold Flats. They are introduced to the Gold Flats Gazette, which...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
New Review An Introduction to Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow
Is the War on Drugs responsible for the inordinate number of black Americans sent to prison for non-violent drug offensives? That's MIchelle Alexander's contention in her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of...
4 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine
Provide a historical context for the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine that began in late 2013. Learners review their prior knowledge and chronicle new understandings with a KWL chart, watch a video explaining the Ukrainian...
3 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed