This Eminent Domain lesson plan also includes:
After viewing the documentary The Last Roundup, a documentary about the transitioning of Santa Rosa from a privately own island to a National Park, class members debate the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment that permits the government to expropriate private property for public use.
- Show The Last Roundup video twice, once before assigning groups one of the characters, and a second time after a discussion of eminent domain and after groups have been assigned a character
- Class members should have experience with the debate format and persuasion techniques
- Younger learners require additional scaffolding to understand the concept of eminent domain
- The resource includes links to materials about Chalk Talks, Circles of Viewpoints, debates, and rubrics