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95 reviewed resources for department of justice

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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exposing Gender Bias

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewYoung sociologists are asked to read two photographs, identifying how the photographer uses point of view, color, pose, light, and shadow to express a stereotype of women or to challenge those stereotypes. Partners then create their own...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exploring Identity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewEven without captions, photographs can tell amazing, involved, and complex stories. Viewers analyze two photos, consider what the pictures reveal about the subjects' identity, and determine the social justice issues represented in the...
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Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
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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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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Search Warrant"

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is personal safety worth sacrificing privacy? Young citizens investigate the issue by examining the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and documents published by the Department of Justice, President George Bush, ACLU, Apple, and...
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Explicit and Implicit Language – Interpreting the Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do Supreme Court justices interpret amendments to the Constitution? The resource helps answer that question by discussing how people use explicit and implicit language to interpret the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. Learners...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Confronting Unjust Laws

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe right to peacefully assembly to protest injustice is a key element of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Class members are asked to analyze two photographs of people confronting what they consider to be unjust...
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Crime Scene Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How exactly does a crime scene investigation work? The resource, a unit on criminology, covers everything from the deductive reasoning skills needed for detectives to DNA fingerprinting, all the way to how to gather evidence and bring...
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Conflict of Interest - Part II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role-play the role of Supreme Court justices. In groups, they read a brief from the opposing team of attorneys. Using the internet, they prepare their case based on the information given to them. They listen to the arguments,...
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Immigration 2004: Issues for the Presidential Election And a Sample Department of Justice Naturalization Test (can You Pass?)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read several handouts regarding immigration and naturalization. They complete the citizenship practice test and determine whether they would pass the naturalization test given to immigrants. They discuss how the issue of...
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Legal Ways: Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An amazing set of resources! Found here are several lessons that work in conjunction to help learners better understand the juvenile court system. Learners review the judicial process, discuss how juveniles are tried, and hold a class...
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Juvenile Justice-Disposition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the dispositional hearing as a part of the juvenile justice system. After a brief discussion of the parts of the disposition hearing, students work in groups to review case studies involving juveniles in Utah's justice...
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Community Arts Showcase

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewAn art showcase encourages class members to explore the themes of social justice and tolerance. They create an original artwork, engage in group discussions, and journal writing. The art gallery also provides a chance for families and...
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Artistic Expression Showcase

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewNo one is too young to create a masterpiece. Elementary artists delve into the topic of social justice with original artwork. Scholars keep journals to reflect on their experiences before putting paintbrush to paper. Final artwork is...
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An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
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American Justice on Trial

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students role play a trial in which they consider if the United States government violated the rights of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor.
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Rules and Laws

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the difference between rules and laws. In this justice system lesson, students discuss the presence of rules of their lives and compare them the "Code of the West."
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All the President's Men and Women

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research responsibilities, programs and government departments of leaders that make up the presidential cabinet, in the form of a Web Exploration, after reading "Dueling Power Centers" from The New York Times.
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Bias and Crime in Media

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Critical thinking and social justice are central themes for this resource on bias and crime in media. The class views and discusses an incisive PSA that highlights assumptions based on race. Small groups read newspaper opinion pieces...
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Fair Dinkum!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students define fairenss, justice and equity as they are known to them. In groups, they role-play varoius scenerios and discuss their reactions to it. As a class, they share experiences in which they were treated unfairly and what could...
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An Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning the meaning of a new word is different than knowing its definition. Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations discusses the importance of context in understanding a word's meaning, as well as the fluidity of language...
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Activism Through the Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The arts often reflect the social struggles and concerns in society. The third lesson of four links the arts to activism and environmental concerns. Scholars learn about the role of art and artists statements. and then create their own...
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Human Rights Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this human rights worksheet, students read the noted textbook pages and then respond to 27 fill in the blank and short answer questions about human rights legislation.
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Grappling with Trade-Offs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are divided into groups representing different departments of the United States government. They identify the goals and needs of their department. They present their information to the class and answers comprehension questions.