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Education and the 14th Amendment

Description: During the 1970s, a lot of people entered the United States illegally. Many came from Mexico to work for low wages in border states like Texas. The 14th Amendment prohibits any state from denying "to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The equal protection clause clearly requires that all American citizens must be treated equally by the law. But does the equal protection clause also demand equal treatment for those who are not citizens or who have entered the United States illegally? Perform a moot court activity to argue different interpretations of the 14th Amendment. Standard 11.11.7

Author: Bill of Rights in Action, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 1366

Everglades: Land and People - Finding a Balance

Description: The year is 2010. The National Weather Service has studied the last decade's rainfall rates and the storm patterns over the Atlantic Ocean and has produced an alarming forecast: over the next 5 years, the Everglades region will experience a 30-percent decrease in the amount of rainfall it receives. How will your group respond to this serious decrease in rainfall? Create an action plan that will minimize the damage the long period of dry weather will cause to human and ecological interests. Standard 11.11.5

Author: United States Geological Survey

Lesson ID: 1566

Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words through Diamante Poetry

Description: Explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by paying attention to the details of King's speech. As you read gather words to use in your own original poems. Pay close attention to King's use of literary devices, such as symbol and repetition, and analyze King's definitions of freedom, justice, discrimination, and dreams as demonstrated by the examples and details in his "I Have a Dream" speech. After a thorough exploration of the power of the speech, choose powerful words and themes from the text and arrange them into original diamante poems, seven-line, diamond- shaped poems based on contrasting words. Standard 11.10.4

Author: Sharon Webster, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Lesson ID: 385

Faith-Based Initiatives: Separation of Church and State

Description: The principle of separation of church and state, the guarantee religious freedom and the prevention any one religious group from imposing its beliefs on others, are founding principles in U.S. government. Yet the line between the religious and the secular is often blurred, and conflict often arises between those who want to see more evidence of religious faith in public life and those who want to maintain strict separation. This tension was seen recently in the plan to fund faith-based social and charitable services with federal monies. Explore the complex territory where church and state intersect. Frame your own questions about practices regarding faith-based initiatives and charitable choice, and examine the recent issue of the Ten Commandments monument placed in front of an Alabama courthouse. Standards 11.3.1, 11.11.7, 12.10

Author: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

Lesson ID: 1560

Freedom of Assembly

Description: In 1848, three hundred people exercised their First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, New York. There, discussing the "social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman," the modern women's rights movement was born. This Bill of Rights eLesson spotlights how the First Amendment freedom of assembly can be key to bringing about change. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1530

Freedom of Assembly: Alice Paul

Description: Alice Paul was a leader in the women's suffrage movement of the early 20th century. She, and other suffragists like her, used First Amendment freedoms to gain political rights. Using primary accounts of her treatment in prison after being arrested at a suffrage demonstration, students respond to questions and discuss the constitutional rights women used when they gathered to together to secure the right to vote and gain a voice in the American political process. Standards 11.5.4, 11.10.7, 12.3.1, 12.3.2, and 12.6.4

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1511

From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans

Description: Compare racial integration of schools in Canterbury, Connecticut, in 1831 and in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the 1950's. Use primary sources to examine the sites and people involved and follow the actions and reactions of communities and courts in achieving educational equality. Standard 11.10.6

Author: Teaching With Historic Places, National Park Service

Lesson ID: 426

From Jim Crow To Linda Brown: A Retrospective of the African American Experience from 1897 to 1953

Description: The era of legal segregation in America, from Plessy v. Ferguson (1897) to Brown v. The Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas (1954), is seldom fully explored. It is important to develop an understanding of the complex themes and concepts of African American life in the first half of the 20th century to provide a foundation for a more meaningful understanding of the modern Civil Rights Movement. In this mini-unit students will explore to what extent the African American experience was "separate but equal." After completing a study of Plessy v. Ferguson (1897), students will simulate the Afro-American Council Meeting in 1898 using African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P.Murray Collection, 1818-1907. This will be followed by an exploration of resources in American Memory and other classroom materials. The unit culminating activity is the creation of a similar meeting of the Afro-American Council prior to the Brown case in 1954. Standards 11.1.4, 11.10.1, 11.10.2, 12.1.6, and 12.5.4

Author: Agnes Dunn and Eric Powell, American Memory Institute 1997

Lesson ID: 428

Global Warming: Early Warning Signs

Description: Explore the impacts of global climate change on ecosystems and natural resources, on community, and on individuals and society. First, look at the questions "What do we mean by global climate change" and "How does the record of climate compare at local versus global scales" Later activities address the impacts of climate change on natural ecosystems, human health, and economy and personal lifestyle. Standard 11.11.5

Author: Union of Concerned Scientists

Lesson ID: 366

Honoring the Legacy of Rosa Parks

Description: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement died October 24, 2005. Her dignified defiance in the face of segregation helped America and the world understand the power of nonviolent protest to create a more just society. Learn more about her remarkable life through these web lessons and resources. Standards and 12.3.2 civics

Author: SCORE H-SS

Lesson ID: 348

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