Using the Internet, learners examine primary source documents introducing the historic origins and Constitutional background of affirmative action.
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Unit: Affirmative Action
In this lesson, the class prepares for two mock Supreme Court trials, considering the scenarios from Lessons One and Two. The Court will also use these models to decide the outcomes of the cases. As an ongoing Current Events assignment, learners will track affirmative action proposals and...
In a kid-friendly approach, we look at the components of the U.S. Constitution and put early government-forming events in a context and timeline. Students learn the roles of the three branches of government, especially the structure and responsibilities of our judicial system. Students learn...
Students will apply the concept of jurisdiction to classroom rules, identify court-recognized student rights and create a list of behaviors in a classroom that might violate student rights.
Unit: Constitution Day
Students learn how the Constitution relates to rules and community roles. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to improving their community for the good of all. ...
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Students explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations....
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To enable students to identify the personal attributes of those individual volunteers who chose to be involved in the abolition movement and in the fight for women's suffrage.
Unit: Advise and Consent
Even the person viewed as the most powerful person in the world does not have unlimited power. Constitutionally, the president of the United States is limited by the "advise and consent" rule (and other checks and balances). The learners look at the importance...
The learners will demonstrate to other learners the following concepts: common good, decision making model, opportunity cost, limited resources, pursuit of happiness, and civic writing through a courtroom simulation which they will present to other learners.