ERIC Number: ED456061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Burning Desire: A Focus Group Turns Its Attention to Old Glory. 12th Grade Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
This lesson for grade 12 is designed to increase student awareness of the debate surrounding flag burning, the proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit flag burning, and the constitutional issues involved, specifically the First Amendment. Students play the role of staff members for a U.S. Senator. They research the issue and prepare both pro and con responses for floor debate in the Senate. Students are provided with background information, detailed instructions, on-line resources, and reflection questions. The teacher's notes describe the unit's purpose, its correlation to history/social science and language arts standards, and adaptations for special needs students. (RJC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cooperative Learning, Current Events, Grade 12, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Law Related Education, Role Playing, Social Problems, Social Studies, United States Government (Course)
Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE), San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment