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Showing Grade 8, Unit 2b, Principles of the U.S. Constitution
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Understanding Procedural Justice

http://www.courts.wa.gov/education/lessons/?fa=education_lessons.display&displayid=Procjust

Description: Students will analyze the concept of procedural justice by identifying the unfair decisions by the ruler in a play. They will then state the procedural guarantees that ought to be part of America's legal system and compare their list of procedural guarantees to the procedural guarantees provided by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Standard 5.7.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.6, and 12.5.1 civics

Author: Tarry Linquist, Julia gold, and Margaret Fisher, Washington State Office of the Administrator for the Courts

Lesson ID: 1161

United States Constitution: Exploring Congress and the Democratic Process

http://www.fountcom.com/folio/lesson1.html

Description: Explore the powers and duties of Congress by completing one or more of these research activities: 1.You are a team of reporters in Philadelphia, in 1787. The Constitutional Convention has just ended and your team is responsible for writing a series of articles for your newspaper that explains the structure of the new government to your readers. 2.You are part of your state's delegation to the Constitution convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and you must prepare presentations for the people of your state outlining the outcomes of the Convention. 3.As your service project, your team has chosen to assist a local middle school social studies teacher. Your first assignment is to help prepare students for an upcoming visit to Washington DC. 4.Your team has been working with the local League of Women Voters on projects that help increase civic awareness and understanding. 5.You are part of a team that is serving as content advisors for a documentary film producer. 6.Your team is charged with putting together a series of presentations for the PTO on the Constitution in the 21st century. Standards 8.2.3, 12.1.3, 12.1.4, 12.1.5, and 12.3.2,

Author: Congress Link Project, Dirksen Congressional Center

Lesson ID: 1169

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/instructional/resources/Lessons/Lessons_List.asp?action=showDetails&id=128&ref=showCatD&catId=8

Description: This eLesson on the First Amendment in history focuses on an important precursor to the First Amendment. The Virginia Statute for Religious Liberty, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1786, protected freedom of religion in two ways: by protecting against government-established religion, and preventing the government from restricting individual beliefs. This statute led to the disestablishment of the state church of Virginia, and ultimately helped bring about the end of all state-mandated religion. After reviewing selections from the Statute, students answer these questions: Why did Thomas Jefferson and James Madison oppose state-established religion? 2. What did the Virginia Statute for Religious freedom emphasize about the human mind? 3. What was the effect of the law in the state of Virginia? 4. In what way was the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom a precursor of the First Amendment?s protection of freedom of religion? Standards 8.2.5, 11.3.5 and 12.3.3

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1462

What Conflicting Opinions Did the Framers Have about the Completed Constitution?

http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=wtp_hs15_sb

Description: Here are some conflicting points of view by leading Framers about the Constitution. Most of the delegates argued for the adoption of the Constitution, although many had reservations about all or parts of it. The reservations of three were so serious that they refused to sign the document. The position of one of these Framers, George Mason, is explored in detail. You also will examine Benjamin Franklin's statement in defense of the Constitution. Standards 8.2.4, 11.1.2, 12.1.4 and 12.1.5 civics.

Author: We the People, Center for Civic Education

Lesson ID: 1218

What's It All About? An Introduction to the First Amendment

http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13588

Description: This lesson gives students a broad overview of First Amendment principles as a starting point for other lessons (for middle and high school students) that treat the subject with greater depth. Select Lesson 1 from the list at this URL. Standards 8.2.5. 8.2.6, 11.1.3, 12.2.1, and 12.5.1 civics

Author: The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center

Lesson ID: 1234

When May Speech Be Limited?

http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13588

Description: This lesson gives students a broad overview of First Amendment principles as a starting point for other lessons (for middle and high school students) that treat the subject with greater depth. Select Lesson 2 from the list at this URL. Standards 8.2.6, 11.1.3, 12.2.1, and 12.5.1 civics

Author: The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center

Lesson ID: 1240

Window into Islamic Holidays, Traditions, and Cultures

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/accessislam/index.html

Description: Here are ten expert-developed, media-rich lesson plans about Islamic holidays, traditions, and cultures. Topics of the lessons include: First Amendment religious liberty clauses, Five Pillars of Islam, Salat-prayer in Muslim life, Ramadan observance, Qu'ran-sacred text of Islam, the Hajj-journey to Mecca, scholarship and learning in Islam, Islam in America, women in Islam, and art in the Muslim world. Media clips from Thirteen Ed Online support the lessons. Standards 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 8.2.5 and 8.2.6

Author: Thirteen Education Online

Lesson ID: 1461

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