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Young scholars review census data and examine the manner in which reapportionment and redistricting occurs. They, in groups, debate a proposed change in the way congressional districts are drawn and present their debates to the class.
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Practice Test: Law and the Courts
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
School Board Meeting on Mandatory School Uniforms
Should the school district implement a mandatory school uniform policy? After reading a series of primary and secondary source documents, class members are assigned roles and engage in a mock school board meeting about the question....
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Supreme Court Case Study: District of Columbia Vs Heller
Examine the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia vs Heller, to build a better understanding of the Bill of Rights. Learners visit three different websites, read the provided informational text, and then answer a series of critical...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
Bill of Rights
Explore the Bill of Rights in-depth with this resource packet that includes the complete text of the document, scenarios and discussion questions for each amendment, role-playing activities, exercises, questions for a Socratic seminar, a...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Schneck v. United States (1919)
Provide learners with an opportunity to explore Supreme Court decisions that impacted the United State. Learners read this two-page selection about Schneck v. United States (1919), and then they respond to two short-answer questions...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Gerrymandering: How Drawing Jagged Lines Can Impact an Election
What is gerrymandering, and how does redrawing district lines in a presidential election give one political party advantage over another? Viewers will learn about the origin of the term gerrymandering, why political parties desire more...
4 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Supreme Court Decisions on Freedom of Religion
What does freedom of religion mean? Analyze a series of Supreme Court cases where the First Amendment right to freedom of religion was put to the test. They discuss the cases' outcomes and argue whether the right decision was made....
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable