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Title IX: Examining the Inadvertent Effects of Court Rulings
Students research two cases and the unintended effects that they had on women's rights in American society. They write a summary of each case, including both the intended and actual results of the ruling.
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New York Times Co. v Sullivan: The Alabama Case that Changed Libel Law
Malice aforethought? Can the New York Times be held libel for false claims appearing in its ads? The Supreme Court case New York Times v Sullivan changed the interpretation of the First Amendment. Class members examine these changes and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The “Supreme” in Supreme Court
Does a public school have the right to restrict what t-shirts students wear? Discover what happened when this question was brought to the Supreme Court, and review other major cases in United States history involving judicial review....
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Plyler v. Doe: Can States Deny Public Benefits to Illegal Immigrants?
Illegal immigration is an ever-changing source of consistent controversy. A reading passage about the rights of undocumented workers and illegal immigrants—and the lack thereof—guides high schoolers into a mock trial activity. Three...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Cox v. New Hampshire
Staging a debate is a great way to class members to think deeply about issues, especially those related to rights guaranteed by the US Constitution. The Supreme Court case, Cox V. New Hampshire, focuses on the First Amendment's freedom...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Montgomery to the Supreme Court
Students explore Supreme Court cases that featured Civil Rights issues. In this Supreme Court lesson plan, students examine primary source records regarding Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Browder v Gayle case, in order...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
TITLE IX: Striving for Gender Equity in Athletics
High schoolers explore gender equality issues. In this Title IX lesson, students conduct primary and secondary research regarding women's rights. High schoolers analyze the history of Title IX legislation and its implications for women's...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Equality, Sports, and Title IX
Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, how have schools gone about ensuring that girls receive equal treatment in the realm of sports? This is a descriptive and engaging resource that clearly explains the variety of tests used to protect...
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History