Dr. Morgentaler and the Abortion Debate
Young scholars investigate the career of Dr. Henry Morgentaler and the issues in the abortion debate in Canada.
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Muhammad Ali and his Vietnam War Resistance: Defining Nonviolent Action through Gandhi and King
Students research Muhammad Ali's act of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience instructional activity, students research Ali's defiance of the Vietnam War draft and compare his reasoning to Martin Luther King's thoughts on the...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Equal Rights? The Woman's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Legal Rights, the Charter, and Canada's Constitution
Learners explore the issue of human rights in Canada and compare and contrast the Bill of Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They debate whether Canadians are giving up certain democratic rights in exchange for the greater good.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring Media: Understanding and Identifying Editorial Perspective in Television and Radio News
Students research the topics Boat People: A Refugee Crisis, Dr. Henry Morgentaler: Fighting Canada's Abortion Laws, and CANDU: The Canadian Nuclear Reactor on the CBC Radio and Television Archives Web site.
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your students will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with....
8th - 12th Science
Abortion and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Pupils examine the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and determine if and how it was used to defend Dr. Henry Morgentaler who fought Canada's abortion laws. They write a one or two page analysis and share their perspectives with...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Debating the Over-the-Counter Sale of the "Morning After" Pill
Students examine the controversy at the F.D.A over Plan B. They read an article, answer discussion questions, conduct research, role-play a panel of experts at a mock conference, and write a letter to the editor their own opinion about...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History