Students consider the role of justice in the formation of the United States and in the operation of today's criminal justice system. They investigate symbols associated with justice and references to justice in the Constitution.
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A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice
The Road to Peace introduces learners to the concept of transitional justice, a process where nations examine the causes of conflict, identify abuses, and use this information to develop a plan to transition to a society that upholds...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Time for Justice
The Academy Award-winning documentary A Time for Justice launches a unit that examines America's civil rights movement. Class members examine key events and participants in the movement and consider how the civil rights movement changed...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
North Carolina Supreme Court Justices
Should Supreme Court justices in states be elected by the people or appointed by the governor? Using quotes provided in this writing prompt and their own observations and experiences, have learners consider this question and write a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Juvenile Justice in Missouri
Pupils are introduced to the juvenile justice system in Missouri. Using the internet, they familiarize themselves with the law and identify their rights and responsibilities as juveniles. They review the certification and sentencing...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice
Justitia, the Roman symbol of justice, is traditionally pictured as blindfolded, holding a sword in one hand and a balance scale in the other to represent that idea that justice should be independent of wealth, power, or status. But how...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do US Supreme Court Justices Get Appointed?
Nomination, approval, and appointment—these are the three major steps in becoming a Supreme Court justice. But the process is much more meticulous than that. View a video that explains the rigorous process a person must endure before...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History