Why Equal Protection of the Law?
Students answer questions about the purpose of government as stated by the Declaration of Independence.
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Equal Protection of the Law: Fact or Fiction
High schoolers focus on the 14th Amendment of the Bill of Rights to decide whether or not racism denies citizens of their rights under the amendment. They watch a movie, Every Two Seconds and complete a worksheet (included in the plan)...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
American Law: Origins, Development, Types, Examples, and Procedures
What is the difference between a civil and criminal judicial proceeding? Learners follow the history of law back to the Code of Hammurabi, and differentiate between various types of laws in American society.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Congress and the Legislative Process: A Simulation in How a Bill Becomes a Law
As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so...
10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
United States v. Virginia
The Equal Protection Clause is the focus of an activity that asks class members to examine the Supreme Court case, United States v. Virginia, that considered whether or not the all-male admissions policy of the Virginia Military...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: Does it Violate 'Due Process' and 'Equal Protection'?
Students examine due process and equal protection. In this current events lesson, students read the provided article, "Due Process and Equal Protection for Gays and Lesbians." Students respond to the provided discussion questions and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History