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87 resources with the concept justice

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A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Road to Peace introduces learners to the concept of transitional justice, a process where nations examine the causes of conflict, identify abuses, and use this information to develop a plan to transition to a society that upholds...
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Antigone's Civil Disobedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do Antigone and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? Apply the concept of civil disobedience to a class reading of Antigone with a lesson on the famous Greek tragedy and its headstrong, justice-minded protagonist.
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Where Is the Justice in Our Justice System?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Justice isn't always blind. A resource uses reading, case studies, discussion questions, and jigsaw-style analysis to prompt learners to consider the consequences of a flawed justice system.
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How Do We Right the Wrongs of the Past?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While righting historical wrongs may be difficult, the United States and other countries have tried to reconcile themselves with the past. A resource asks scholars to examine the United States' efforts to come to terms with issues such...
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When Is a Crime Not a Crime?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Castle laws, the decriminalization of drugs, and light sentences for celebrity defendants have likely piqued learners' interest. Examine the ethics behind the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the civil rights issues with racial profiling, and...
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Your Day in Court: Criminal Justice

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a person goes on trial for a crime, what options does a court have to render justice? Who are the key players in the legal system? Interested legal scholars answer the inquiries and more using an Internet-based activity, chart, and...
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Justice After the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though there could be no true justice for the horrors of the Holocaust, many of those responsible for crimes against humanity were found guilty in the eyes of the law. Using primary and secondary sources in the 16th installment of a...
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An Introduction to John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Justitia, the Roman symbol of justice, is traditionally pictured as blindfolded, holding a sword in one hand and a balance scale in the other to represent that idea that justice should be independent of wealth, power, or status. But how...
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Good Classroom Citizens

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a lesson designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies, scholars listen and...
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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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And Justice for All? Slavery Not Just in the Past

For Teachers 6th Standards
Slavery in India, Sudan, and Mauritania? What about in the United States? Groups research modern slavery in these four countries, collecting factual evidence (What), determine their feelings about this evidence (So what), and consider...
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Speak Write! Understanding the Hidden Meaning of Words

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
"Can the connotation of a word or phrase create bias or prejudice?" The activities in this SMART Board lesson are directed toward this question, which will be sure to incite lots of opinions and ideas. The SMART Board file guides them...
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The Juvenile Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sensitive material is discussed in this lesson. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. The topic is the Eighth Amendment and how the U.S. Supreme Court makes determinations about what constitutes cruel and...
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Confucius: The Most Famous Teacher in China

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Introduce young philosophers to the wisdom of China's most famous thinkers with a short bio. The reading comprehension passage includes an answer key.
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An Experiment in Unfair Treatment/Prejudice

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A rigged spelling bee gives class members a chance to experience some of the feelings associated with unfair treatment. Team one is given easy words while team two is given difficult words. As teams realize the unfairness the instructor...
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Juvenile Justice in Missouri

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to the juvenile justice system in Missouri. Using the internet, they familiarize themselves with the law and identify their rights and responsibilities as juveniles. They review the certification and sentencing...
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Studying Conflicting Interpretations: Perspectives on Plessy v. Ferguson: Part 3

For Teachers 8th Standards
New ReviewScholars closely read Justice John Marshall Harlan's dissenting opinion in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, seeking to understand why he disagreed with the court's decision that racial segregation laws for public spaces were constitutional....
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.....
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What Can You Find in the Cabinet?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Looking in the cabinet can be fascinating! Examine the various departments of the Executive Cabinet in this group research project, which jigsaws so each small group has a different department and presents to the class. Groups create...
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Your 4th Amendment Rights

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Americans love to learn about their rights, especially those that protect them from the government's power to invade their privacy. Young people are especially engaged by this topic. An informative lesson explores four Supreme Court...
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The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth????

For Teachers K - 2nd
After listening to Jon Scieska’s The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, groups discuss whether they think the wolf is telling the truth, whether he deserves punishment, and if so what punishment he deserves. You might use this lesson early...
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Juvenile Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reading Touching Spirit Bear, learners examine the justice system described in the novel. They research real-world justice systems, both traditional and alternative. In a comparative reasearch paper, scholars determine what they...
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The Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore what the United States would be like today if the Bill of Rights had never been written.  In this exploring the constitution lesson, students research Supreme Court cases that were heard in the early years of the U.S....
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Justice in America

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources for evidence of intent and purpose. In this American government lesson, 11th graders compose a one-page response explaining their understanding of "justice." Students read and examine quotes about...