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Freedom of Hate Speech? Investigating Hate Group Propaganda and Free Speech on the Internet

Description: Defend or refute whether hate groups should enjoy the same right of free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment as individuals and groups that promote less controversial beliefs. Should the Internet censor web sites that promote such groups? Examine a New York Times article about these issues and analyze and critique a Web site that speaks out about hate groups, hate crimes, discrimination, and First Amendment rights. Standards 10.11, 12.2.1, 12.8 all, 12.10

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City, Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 422

Freedom of Speech Quiz

Description: Freedom speech is one of America's most treasured ideals. What do you know about you rights of speech? Take this short quiz and find out. Standards 8.2.1, 12.1.1, and 12.2.5

Author: NOW with Bill moyers

Lesson ID: 424

How Has the Constitution Shaped the Economic System in the U.S.?

Description: Students find examples from the newspaper of the six characteristics of a market economy as they exist in the U.S. today. Then find how the U.S. Constitution supports those characteristics. Finally, compare the economic provisions of the U.S. Constitution with that of China to understand the difference between a command and a free system. Standards 8.2.6 8.2.7, 11.1.1, 12.1.3, 12.1.4, and 12.1.5 civics, 12.2.2 civics, and 12.3.1 economics

Author: Focus on Economics in Civics and Government, National Council on Economic Education

Lesson ID: 531

Is Everyone Protected by the Bill of Rights?

Description: This multimedia lesson gives students the opportunity to learn about civil rights through an examination of the exclusion of gays in the military. After exploring the major questions surrounding this topic, students demonstrate what they have learned in a mock trial. Standard 12.2.1

Author: Peter Denegre, Thirteen Ed Online

Lesson ID: 583

Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights History

Description: In groups, read nine documents form the National Archives and analyze them to determine the key issues of the Civil Rights Movement. What were the issues that most impacted Jackie Robinson? If five hundred years from now, these nine documents are the only surviving pieces of evidence describing the civil rights struggle in the United States in the 20th century, what information about that struggle would survive? How accurate would that information be? Standards 11.10.1 and 12.2.1

Author: National Archives and Records Administration, The Digital Classroom

Lesson ID: 592

Jury Reform

Description: A number of states are now involved in testing and incorporating changes to improve it. Similar ideas have been introduced and used in the federal courts. Changes in the jury system almost always reflect assumptions about the purposes of the jury and how best to achieve them. What is the best way to create a jury? How should judges and attorneys treat jurors? What is the best way for jurors to "learn" during a trial? How do courts ensure that people appear for jury service?

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

Lesson ID: 1316

Justice in America

Description: Examine your understanding of justice and respond to a writing prompt. Construct a definition of "justice" based on classroom discussion, and then consider short excerpts from Founding documents to analyze: what the Founders meant when they endeavored to "establish justice" with the new federal government. Then think about what it means when you recite the pledge of allegiance "with...justice for all."; and whether or not a system of justice can, as the saying goes, be "blind." At the heart of the lesson are the questions: does justice mean equality? impartiality? fairness? Reassess your definitions and apply them as jurors in a criminal case based on a true story. Standards 12.1.3 and 12.2.5 civics

Author: Bill of rights Institute

Lesson ID: 614

Justice Learning: Civic Education in the Real World

Description: Here are a set of articles from the New York Times, interviews from National Public Radio, and teaching materials on eight topics in civic education: the drug war, religion in schools, juvenile justice, death penalty, gun control, civil liberties, energy and environment, and affirmative action. There is much here to support the civics curriculum for a whole semester.

Author: New York Times Learning Network, NPR's Justice Talking

Lesson ID: 615

Little Rock 9 - Integration 0: A Collaborative Webquest on School Integration

Description: Learn about nine African-American students who, back in 1957, chose to attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. They took these steps with the power of the U.S. Supreme Court backing them, but with armed soldiers blocking the entrance before them. Still, this WebQuest isn't just about history. It's about the world you live in, the choices your community has made in the past and those you will make in the future about dealing with school integration. Standard 11.10.6

Author: Tom March, Pacific Bell Knowlege Network

Lesson ID: 673

Many Are Called: Few Are Chosen

Description: There are a very few opportunities for the average individual to actively participate in the workings of their government. Voting, military service, and jury duty are the most common. The purpose of this activity is to clarify the need for citizen participation on trial juries, as mandated by the sixth Amendment to the Constitution. This activity hopes to familiarize students with the system and their role in its development.

Author: Bernard Flashburg

Lesson ID: 1319

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