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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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Revolution '67

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Like many US cities in the 1960s, Newark, New Jersey was the site of conflicts, protests, and civil disobedience. A two-lesson case study of events there in 1967 permits middle schoolers to gain insight into the civil rights era and the...
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
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Law Enforcement - Explosions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do law enforcement officers determine the strength of an explosion based on the movement of objects around the point of origin? Scholars inspect the relative mass and velocities of two cars before and after an explosion. They perform...
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Sample Test: Law, Past & Present

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
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On This Day: Branch Davidian Standoff

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When David Koresh and his followers refused to let a group of federal agent search their compound for illegal weapons, a firefight that eventually ended in the deaths of dozens of people ensued. What could law enforcement have done to...
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Law Enforcement - Hit-and-Stick Collisions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do police determine the speed of a car that has hit a stopped vehicle? Scholars determine the momentum of the car system both before and after a collision. They identify instances where the law of conservation of momentum appears to...
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What Police and Detectives Do

For Students 5th Standards
What do police and detectives do to keep their community safe? Six short-answer questions make up a worksheet designed to reinforce reading comprehensions skills while providing information about police officers and detectives.  
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Real-Life Math | Police Accident Investigator

For Students 8th Standards
I swear it was an accident. Future motorists watch a video where a police accident investigator explains how he determines car speed from the length of a skid mark and the coefficient of friction. Performing similar computations requires...
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Law Enforcement - Refraction

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils apply their knowledge of refraction to four different sets of challenges. Each of the first three focus on one variable's impact on the direction of bending. The fourth combines variables for greater challenge.
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Preschool Lesson Plan: Police

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore government roles by reading a law enforcement story. In this police officer lesson, students read the book I'm Going to Be a Police Officer and discuss the importance of having police in our communities. Students create...
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To Protect And Serve? Debating Police Misconduct And Reform

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss purpose of law enforcement, its relationship to the community it serves, and ways to combat police misconduct.
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Van Jones: Police Brutality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Develop an understanding of how the media and society are connected and responsible for the defense of universal human rights. Learners investigate and examine the conflicts of police brutality as it is portrayed in the media and through...
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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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The Police Uniform

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the purpose and function of the police uniform. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to focus upon the history and hold relevant class discussions. Students...
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Law Enforcement Careers: Working with Decimals

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore math functions by examining law enforcement. For this decimals lesson, 6th graders define what a decimal is and how it could be used in assisting with bonds, speeding tickets and other law enforcement...
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Approaching Law Enforcement Officers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners acknowledge the role of law enforcement in the community. They discuss the ways in which law enforcement act in the community. Students role play appropriate behavior when approached by a member of law enforcement. This less...
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Law Enforcement Puzzle

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Law Enforcement puzzle, students identify topics dealing with law enforcement. A list of 40 words are given to assist students in their search.
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Police patrol the city's garbage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students debate the pros and cons of police searching the trash of suspected drug dealers. Students collect background information, and students interview city officials and garbage collectors. Students develop a strategic plan for...
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Comma and Semicolon: Test Yourself

For Students 7th - 10th
A pair of complex sentences, drawn from a New York Times article about a police writing class, are punctuated differently with commas and semicolons. There's only one question, but it's a good one to press your grammarians to increase...
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Accidents Happen: Seat Belt Laws, Enforcement, and Usage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start with a NOVA video about car crashes, crash test dummy footage, or other video about seat belt use. Or have groups review attached data about seat belt usage (by state) and share their conclusions. Learners then devise a method to...
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Safety And Water Safety

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate the concept of safety in and out of the water. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students focus upon the role of police officers in the keeping of safety and then discuss the different types of...
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Laws and Force in Law Enforcement

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the issues of police brutality, use of excessive force, and the underlying issues by participating in a round-table discussion. They compare how these issues are explored differently in different types of...
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Dramatic Play - Law Enforcement

For Teachers K
Students are introduced to the role of law enforcement. As a class, they listen to books about police officers and what they do to protect the community. Outside, they participate in dramatic play in which they role-play different...

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