This lesson helps students to identify the requirements of a position of authority and the qualifications a person should possess to fill that position. Students learn a set of intellectual tools designed to help them both analyze the duties of the position and to decide if an individual is qualified to serve in that particular position. During the lesson students practice using the intellectual tools.
Through research and deliberation, students are encouraged to look at the issue of immigration reform from different points of view.
In this lesson, students identify pros and cons of jury trials and judge-only trials, plus develop and respond to questions that might help to ensure the selection of a fair and unbiased jury.
This activity will help students understand the need for rules, the rulemaking process, and the role of the student / citizen. Students will be introduced to the relationship between rules and laws and how citizens can establish laws in their communities, much like rules in the classroom, to help them live together.
In this lesson, students learn about responsibility and apply the concept to segments of the U.S. Constitution.
Through several activities, students learn about the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own duties as citizens of a democracy
Students will better understand the concept of the Electoral College by participating in a mock Electoral College vote.
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).
Through these activities, students learn about the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy.
Sudents review a case study which helps them distinguish between legal and ethical questions