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NPR

Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s...
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Curated OER

Landmark Supreme Court Cases And The Constitution

For Teachers 11th
Have an engaging class discussion on the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Learners examine multiple aspects of the Marbury v. Madison case and the impact that case had on the judicial system in the U.S. Web...
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Supreme Court Case Study: District of Columbia Vs Heller

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Examine the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia vs Heller, to build a better understanding of the Bill of Rights. Learners visit three different websites, read the provided informational text, and then answer a series of critical...
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The Illustrated Bill of Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students shoot Bill of Rights videos. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students film digital segment that illustrate the meaning of the first 10 amendments. Students integrate the video clips into PowerPoint presentations.
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Hiibel vs. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Did Hiibel's arrest and conviction for not telling a police officer his name violate his rights? Have your learners read a short description of the case and answer the comprehension questions that follow. Resource links and extension...
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Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in New York

For Students 9th - 11th
Same-sex marriage is the hot topic discussed in this New York Times article. Upper graders read the article and then answer eight comprehension questions. Note: This article is more about the Senate and legislation than about same-sex...
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution: National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie (1977)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of court decisions. In this Supreme Court lesson, students read the National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie (1977) case study regarding First Amendment Rights. Students take notes on the case...
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Alabama Learning Exchange

Read All About It! Supreme Court Case Makes Headlines!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are assigned a landmark Supreme Court case to research. They construct a one-page newsletter on the case which include a summary of the case, two pictures and a short biography on one of the justices on the Court at that time.
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Presidents and the Constitution: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils consider the impact of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation For this U.S. Constitution lesson, students read a narrative regarding the move by Lincoln to officially end slavery. Pupils take notes on the case and respond to...
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution: Reynolds v. United States (1878)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of court decisions. In this Supreme Court instructional activity, students read the Reynolds v. United States (1878) case study regarding first election decided by the House of Representatives. Students...
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Presidents and the Constitution: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and the Barbary Pirates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the Barbary Pirates of the Mediterranean. In this American history lesson, students read a narrative regarding the conflict between the Barbary Pirates and the United States under the leadership of Washington,...
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Presidents and the Constitution: George W. Bush and the Case of Bush v. Gore (2000)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the impact of court decisions. In this Supreme Court lesson, students read the Bush v. Gore case study regarding the presidential election of 2000. Students take notes on the case and respond to discussion questions...
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High School Energy Audit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A student-led energy audit of their high school is the focus of this energy lesson. They review the cost of energy in their school, find where it is being wasted, and attempt to cut costs by 10%. A worthy lesson!