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Justice For Whom?
Students assess the role of justice in the upcoming trial of Saddam Hussein for crimes committed during his reign as the Iraqi President. In groups, they research the nature of the charges Mr. Hussein and his co-defendants are facing.
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Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.....
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
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
Attributes of a Civil Society
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Black Skin, White Justice: Race Matters in the Criminal Justice System
Students examine the effects of race in the criminal justice system. As a class, they brainstorm a list of instances when the offender has been an African American and he is not treated fairly in court based on his race. They analyze...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History