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Responsibility of the Jury

Description: Examine your understanding of responsibility through a class discussion and a writing activity. Then focus on one of the important civic responsibilities, jury duty by reviewing short excerpts from the Magna Carta, Constitution, and Bill of Rights in order to understand the jury's function in American civil society: balancing the power of the judge, reflecting community values, and protecting individual liberty. Then examine a fictional case and set of juror descriptions. After either playing the role of a potential juror or witnessing three jury selection proceedings, analyze how the elimination of certain jurors from the panel might alter the case's outcome. In the end, pick which system of jury selection you prefer and determine whether or not, if called, you would have a responsibility to participate in jury duty. Standard 12.2.3

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 901

Stand and Be Heard: A Lesson in Civil Disobedience

Description: This problem-based learning activity challenges participants to select a specific type of civil disaobience in which to engage in order to protest a social profiling issue at their school.

Author: Education Department Students, University of Richmond

Lesson ID: 1333

Tale of Two Wars Comparing and Contrasting Vietnam and Iraq

Description: Explore various opinions about the War in Iraq by reading and discussing the article ?'Antiwar' and Other Fighting Words? from the New York Times. Create and view Venn diagrams that compare and contrast the Wars in Iraq and Vietnam, and then write informed letters to your senators about the War. Standard 12.3.2

Author: Marcella Runell, The New York Times Learning Network and Tanya Yasmin Chin, Bank Street College of Education in New York

Lesson ID: 1501

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

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 Intellectual Tools Are Useful in Making Decisions About Corrective Justice?

Description: Corrective justice relates to issues of fair or proper responses to wrongs and injuries. In this unit, you will learn the goals of corrective justice. You also will learn a new set of intellectual tools that are useful in evaluating, taking, and defending positions on issues of corrective justice. Standard 12.2.5

Author: Law in a Free Society Series, Center for Civic Education

Lesson ID: 1222

With Liberty and Justice for All

Description: Students will struggle with the same challenges faced by the Supreme Court -- how to balance the rights of individuals to exercise their civil liberties and the needs and goals of others in society. Students will reflect on their own ideas of liberty, and learn how to define and identify civil liberties. Through a historic case study involving the Pledge of Allegiance, they will analyze First Amendment rights in light of laws passed to increase citizenship, knowledge of our country, and patriotism. Standards 11.3.5, 12.3.3, 12.5.1 and 12.10

Author: Lena Morreale Scott, Street Law

Lesson ID: 1517

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