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Article III: Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
After oral arguments and the lawyers go home, what actually happens in the Supreme Court? Justice Stephen Breyer describes how members of the court discuss cases and write opinions behind the scenes. Though their discussions involve...
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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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The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird: Continuing Atticus’s Fight for Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tom Robinson was only one man in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, but he represents many people throughout history who have not found justice in the American justice system. Language arts students discuss the theme of social justice...
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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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Juvenile Justice in Missouri

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Criminal Justice in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The allure of true crime television shows often leads to intrigue of the criminal justice system. Using a six-unit curriculum, learners explore criminology and the justice system in the United States. Topics include the police, trial...
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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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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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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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Using Drama to Address Social Justice Issues in School and the Community

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Artists, musicians, and dramatists have long been the leaders in the quest for social justice. To gain an understanding of the power of the arts to address social issues, class members listen to a reading of Drew Daywalt's The Day the...
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Restorative Justice in the Classroom Lesson 5 The Justice Circle Part 3

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students practice justice circle procedures. In this conflict resolution lesson, students review the procedures for using Justice Circles and then role play resolving the conflict scenarios they are given. 
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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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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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Justice

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students discuss strengths and weaknesses of the court system in providing equal justice for all. They identify factors that cause these weaknesses and recommend solutions.
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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...
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Selecting a Chief Justice For The United States Supreme Court: The Senate Confirmation Hearings of Judge John Roberts, Jr.

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students review the procedures for selecting a new Supreme Court Justice. In groups, they determine which questions the nominee should be asked and practice asking the questions with a classmate. They watch the confirmation hearings...
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Restorative Justice in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students participate in Justice Circles. In this conflict resolution activity, students determine how to use Justice Circles to resolve conflict. Students role play situations using the process and then analyze the scenarios.
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Part Five: Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Scholars read and become familiar with peaceful protests detailed in the story, Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins. Pupils reexamine the tale and use the Six Steps to Nonviolent Direct Action in...
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Defenders of Justice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research abolitionists, civil rights advocates, and their allies to learn about racism and justice. In this racism and justice lesson, students define justice and sing a song about activism. Students review the biographies...
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Crime and Justice

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate what happens when someone is arrested. They engage in a mock trial role play about a burglary. They engage in the process of the Criminal Justice System from arrest to sentencing.
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Understanding Procedural Justice

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students analyze procedural justice by identifying unfair decisions by ruler in play, stating procedural guarantees that a Bill of Rights should include, and comparing their list of guarantees to those provided by the U.S. Constitution...
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How Do US Supreme Court Justices Get Appointed?

For Students 7th - 12th
Nomination, approval, and appointment—these are the three major steps in becoming a Supreme Court justice. But the process is much more meticulous than that. View a video that explains the rigorous process a person must endure before...
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Thinking about Justice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewBefore any discussion of justice it's essential that all parties involved share an understanding of the various terms involved in such a discussion. The first video in a series of three provides viewers with definitions for social,...
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The Dragon of Brog: Stereotyping and Discrimination Social Justice Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Stereotyping and discrimination are explored in this social justice activity.  Students listen to the book Dragon of Brog, in which mythical characters experience discrimination. Then, they sculpt a magical character out of plasticene...

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