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Should a California State University Be Built in Susanville?

Description: Because of the overcrowding and high-priced housing in the Silicon Valley, a major technology company recently decided to move its headquarters to a quiet section of Lassen County just outside of Susanville. Several other companies have followed its example and have settled in the same vicinity. The relocation of these businesses in this area is changing the population and types of people who are moving to this previously small, rural area. More college graduates are needed to fill the professional positions that are needed in these industries, and the children of these new residents will have to travel to get to a branch of the California State University. As a result, the California State University has decided to consider opening a branch in the area that would serve the not only Lassen County, but also Modoc, Plumas and Siskiyou counties by including courses of study that would help the residents of all of the counties of the northeastern corner of California. Standards 4.4.8 and 4.5.5

Author: Karen Krupknick

Lesson ID: 1536

What Is A Court?

Description: In this lesson you will learn about and be able to describe the judicial branch of government, define what a court is, and be able to name three characteristics of a trial court and three characteristics of an appellate court. Standard 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 4.5.1, and 4.5.4

Author: Washington State Office of the Administrator for the Courts

Lesson ID: 1223

Winning the Vote

Description: Win the vote for your presidential candidate through this three-lesson unit. First, identify the powers of the presidency as defined by the U.S. Constitution, interpret an electoral map of a presidential contest, and examine the function of the Electoral College. Identify the role of political parties in presidential elections and interpret objects from presidential campaigns. Lastly, create campaign promotional materials for a real or fictional candidate. Standards 4.5.4 and 5.7.4,

Author: Smithsonian Center for Education

Lesson ID: 1272

Yertle the Turtle Mock Trial

Description: Most students are familiar with Dr. Seuss's book Yertle the Turtle. Yertle is the dictatorial and oppressive king of a pond. He decides that his kingdom is too small and demands that the other turtles stand on each other's backs to build a high, then higher, then higher throne for the Mighty Yertle. Yertle's reign is toppled by a simple, innocent act committed by the lowest turtle in the stack. This mock trial builds upon the original story by adding a new angle. The personal plights of many unidentified characters in this story have been ignored. For example, one of the turtles in the middle of the stack of turtles is named Sadie. Sadie is quiet and well behaved. Because of her youth, Sadie has been told to listen to elders, not to disagree with them, and to cooperatively help them when asked to do so. After the great stack of turtles collapsed, Sadie had a terrible shell ache. She didn't think about it too much until the pain persisted for several weeks. Yertle was not only tyrannical, but also lazy and irresponsible. Since he didn't want to bother ensuring justice for his subjects by hearing their cases himself, he established an independent judiciary. And now he is going on trial. This will be a civil trial, however, so Yertle may not be put in jail. He may be required to pay for Sadie's actual damages as well as an additional amount for having violated her inalienable turtle rights. Standards 3.4.1, 3.4.2, and 4.5.3

Author: American Bar Association

Lesson ID: 1321

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