Laws and the National Community

When it comes to the law, is justice always served? Teach scholars about how law sometimes enables prejudice of entire groups of people with a unit on World War II that includes a warm-up activity, analysis of primary sources, brainstorming, discussions, and journaling. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assess learning with pop quiz the next day in class in which learners analyze one of the laws discussed
  • Have advanced class members create proposals detailing how to prevent these sorts of laws from ever passing in our current democratic system
Classroom Considerations

  • Encourages reading a linked chapter before beginning class
Pros

  • Develops primary source analysis skills
  • Enables flexibility by suggesting a few different options for main activities
  • Inspires self-reflection and builds critical-thinking skills
Cons

  • None