ERIC Number: ED393784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Immigration Debate: Public Policy, Proposition 187, and the Law.
Croddy, Marshall; And Others
This resource packet contains three lessons on issues relating to recent debates over illegal immigration. Each lesson is designed to provide the teacher with a background reading, a directed discussion strategy, and one or more interactive classroom activities to address the topic presented. The first lesson, "Coming to America--Undocumented Workers," features a simulation of a presidential commission that considers various policy options on the problem of undocumented workers. The second lesson, "Civic Options on Proposition 187," contains a case study of the purpose, provisions, pro and con arguments, and the potential impact of the California state initiative passed by voters in November 1994. The third lesson, "Education and the 14th Amendment," contains a case study of the U.S. Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe (1982), which will be crucial in determining the constitutionality of Proposition 187 and similar measures that may be proposed. Each lesson contains a reading for teachers to duplicate and distribute to students. (LH)
Descriptors: Civics, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Undocumented Immigrants
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California; Constitutional Rights Foundation; Proposition 187 (California 1994); United States Constitution