Youth Curfews

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Don't stay out too late! Scholars analyze the need for youth curfews in a democratic society. They examine primary documents, case studies, and short video clips to form their opinions and take a position on the issue. Holding a class discussion, young people see both sides of the debate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a local law enforcement officer as a guest speaker to discuss youth curfews
  • Gather local statistics on how often people break the youth curfew 
  • Create pairs to better handle the reading assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Group size for research should be no more than three
  • Keep in mind the sensitivity of the topic 
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Pros
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  • The teacher's guide includes deliberation questions and arguments
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