Separate But Equal Opinions
Students examine the ways in which editorials and Op-Ed pieces respond to current events. They write editorials in response to news items from the New York Times.
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Separate is Not Equal: Brown vs. Board of Education
Brown vs. Board of Education was a landmark case, but what other cases were influenced by its decision? By researching 1 of 14 civil rights legislative events, scholars follow this court case through recent events. Keeping in mind 6...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History
What is the Correct Interpretation of the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause?
Are Northwest Florida schools violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution by allowing students or members of the clergy to recite prayers over the public address systems before football games? Class...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Should Single-Gender Education Be an Option for Families or Should All Public Schools Be Co-Ed?
Single-gender education at public expense? A matrix that summarizes the views of teachers, students, parents, administrators, policy makers, and employers for and against single-gender education, as well as a a fact sheet provide the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
The Declaration of Independence
Guide teenagers through a study of the Declaration of Independence. Learners read the document, keeping a guiding question in mind as they examine this primary source. They then respond to three questions relating to the text and the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Considering the Role of Values in Public Policy
Strong opinions come from deeply held values. Young citizens explore the values that are most important to them in a class discussion and activity. As they prioritize a list of values cards that include freedom, justice, and democracy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History