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Is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) good for America? The informative website is a one-stop shop for ACLU debate resources. Scholars read about the topics surrounding the issue, including free speech, national security, and religion. They research the various pros and cons to help them make informed decisions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Print the list of "Did You Know?" facts for pupils to read prior to the discussion or debate
  • Allow learners to submit a comment under the "Readers' Comments" tab to express support or opposition to the topic
Classroom Considerations
  • Exercise caution due to the potentially sensitive nature of the topic
  • Requires computer and Internet access if students explore the website independently
  • Includes a detailed historical timeline of the ACLU
  • Contains a list of both pro and con quotes from professors, celebrities, and scholars
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