Why Lesson Planet?
Students research on the Web and in books the "age of majority" in general and how it applies in their particular states. Explore, too, "emancipation" and whether this is another way for teens to earn additional rights. Students write a column, pro or con: Parents of those still in high school should be able to make decisions for their sons or daughters when it comes to life-altering situations. Be sure to support your views with concrete facts.