ERIC Number: ED481920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
The Bill of Rights in Action, 2002-2003.
Bill of Rights in Action, v18-19 2002-2003
This document includes the following issues of this journal: volume 18, number 3, Summer 2002; volume 18, number 4, Fall 2002; volume 19, number 2, Spring 2003; and volume 19, number 3, Summer 2003. The summer 2002 issue of "The Bill of Rights in Action" views problems related to victims of war. It focuses on the internment of Japanese Americans in camps during World War II, the court case that upheld it as constitutional, and subsequent attempts to compensate those held in the camps; examines the massacre of Chinese by Japanese troops just before World War II, and at the war crimes trial following the war; and examines how victims of World War II are attempting to get compensation through lawsuits. Each article includes questions for discussion and writing, a central activity, and a list of book for further reading. The Fall 2002 issue examines issues related to the environment; shows that humans have been experiencing environmental problems since the agricultural revolution; explores a current environmental issue, global warming; and discusses the Native American southwest and the environmental problems of the Anasazi people. Each article includes discussion questions and other activities for the classroom and addresses content standards. The spring 2003 issue looks at some historically important ideas and some issues surrounding intellectual property; examines Marxist ideas and theories of Communism; discusses social Darwinism and U.S. laissez-faire capitalism by exploring the ideas of social Darwinism espoused by Herbert Spence, ideas which significantly impacted the late 19th century U.S.; and discusses copying music and movies from the Internet and discusses current issues of intellectual property. Each article includes classroom activities. The summer 2003 issue examines three controversial issues that resonate today. The articles discuss competing visions put forward by three African-American leaders at the turn of the 20th century; explores the Armenian genocide that took place during World War I, which generated charges and counter charges among the Turkish and Armenian peoples.; and looks at the current controversial change in U.S. foreign policy. Each article includes classroom activities for discussion and writing and lists selections for further reading. (BT)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Black Leadership, Capitalism, Civil Rights, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Environment, Foreign Policy, Global Warming, Government Role, Intellectual Property, Intermediate Grades, International Crimes, Internet, Japanese Americans, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, World History, World Problems, World War II
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights