Law in the Future
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Students identify problems associated with applying the U.S. laws and history to an international situation. They draw on legal concepts from law and events in American History to design a legal system for a hypothetical moon colony.
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Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action
Class members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use
Why have courts declared the Fair Use clause the most troublesome in copyright law? Does this clause mean that teachers can use copyrighted materials for educational purposes? What are the exceptions to copyright enforcement? Find the...
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
IP Problems, YouTube, and the Future
The last episode in the mini-series exploring intellectual property laws recaps the major points examined in the other six videos and the problems that have developed. In addition, the narrator shares his predictions for the future of IP...
14 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History
International IP Law
The sixth in a series of seven videos on intellectual property focuses on the complex international treaties that attempt to regulate and protect intellectual property. The video explores the arguments for and against strong regulations...
10 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Defining Cyberwarfare...In Hopes of Preventing It
In the future, wars will probably still happen, but they will have evolved to include new cyber techniques. But how are we going to deal with cyber threats? Ask your class to ponder this question and present the information surrounding...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Clone of Your Own: The Legal Issues and the Future of Genetic Engineering on Humans
Twelfth graders define cloning in their own words and examine the different types of cloning. After reading an article, they summarize it in their own words and use the internet to research the history of cloning. In groups, they...