Students review hypothetical scenarios and decide who may vote for student council president. Students review constitutional principles states must follow when deciding who can vote.
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore how rules and laws are written and interpreted. Strategies for writing a good rule/law are emphasized and scenarios examined to determine what a rule/law really means.
Through research and deliberation, students are encouraged to look at the issue of immigration reform from different points of view.
Through these activities, students learn about the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy.
This lesson is designed to teach students to appreciate the most basic practices of democracy in the United States: The lesson can be taught in three or four 45-minute class periods. At the heart of the lesson are three easy-to-teach activities (or simulations).
Students learn about the importance of rules and laws; what makes a good law
After reading and discussion of federal gun policies and proposals, their pros and cons, and the Second Amendment, students debate the merits of different gun policies.
The lesson includes a read aloud book to teach students about the Michigan Court System.
This case summary provides teachers with everything they need to teach about Tinker v. Des Moines (1969). It contains background information in the form of summaries and important vocabulary at three different reading levels, as well a review of relevant legal concepts, diagram of how the case moved through the court system, and summary of the decision. This resource also includes seven classroom-ready activities that teach about the case using interactive methods.
This lesson uses the Civil Conversation strategy to have students take a closer reading of Section 1 of the Amendment