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Perry, Douglas – 2000
In February 1942 (two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii) President Franklin Roosevelt, as commander-in-chief, issued Executive Order 9066 to relocate all persons of Japanese ancestry, both citizens and aliens, inland and away from the Pacific military zone. The Order was to prevent espionage and to protect persons of Japanese descent…
Descriptors: Documentation, Government Role, Japanese Americans, Photographs
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL. – 1994
Intended to educate youth and parents about the rights and responsibilities of youth in society, this manual outlines the prevailing rules as well as U.S. and Illinois laws applying to youth. Separated into four categories, the manual explores the relationship of youth to society, youth to family, social controls on youth, and the rights and…
Descriptors: Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Due Process
Croddy, Marshall; Hayes, Bill; Marty, Carlton; Degelman, Charles – 1995
A series of nine lessons that can be used in any order, this booklet is intended to help teachers and students discuss and analyze the issue of terrorism in the United States. The lessons cover a range of important issues appropriate for social studies classes, and contain readings, discussion questions, and interactive activities. The first…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Citizen Participation, Civil Law, Community Resources
Monk, Linda R. – 1995
Designed to help make the Bill of Rights a living document, the student text (user's guide) describes the history of each right in the Bill of Rights and explains how the Supreme Court has interpreted those rights throughout history. The units trace the history of the Bill of Rights, describe and analyze the first ten amendments, and explain the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Rights, Constitutional History
Maine Univ., Portland. School of Law. – 1992
This teachers' guide focuses on each of the of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Organized by amendment, each section includes the text of the amendment and its counterpart in the Maine Constitution; an introduction to the legal principles embodied in that amendment; and…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History
Lee, Kathleen; Anderson, Pamela – 1992
Aiming to educate adult learners on the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, this teachers' guide focuses on cases and controversies about individual rights which are most relevant to the lives of adults. The worktext for adult learners provides some basic background information about the development and interpretation of the Bill of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics
Feinstein, Sherry; Wood, Robert W. – 1995
This paper is a chronologically-organized narrative history of law-related education (LRE) in the United States. The paper begins by delineating the differences between LRE and citizenship education and describing the motivations for the creation of LRE programs in the early 1960s. Turning to the analysis of LRE, the paper argues that there have…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Valentine, Martha; Croddy, Marshall, Ed. – 1988
Designed to help students understand the historical context of the primary and secondary materials by and about the framers of the United States Constitution presented in "Letters of Liberty," this teacher's guide provides directed discussions and activities for evaluating these materials. The guide also is intended to help students gain…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Critical Thinking, Instructional Materials
Bauer, Norman J. – 1995
This paper uses the ideas of William James and John Dewey to buttresses an opposition to any effort to amend the United States Constitution to encourage or compel elementary and secondary school students to recite daily an oral prayer. The first section is a selection of the views of Dewey and James. The second section utilizes these ideas to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Religion, School Prayer, State Church Separation
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div. – 1996
Designed to extend Law Day's impact, this program gives lawyers, judges, and other community leaders the opportunity to teach important lessons about the United States Constitution and the federal government. It is intended to stimulate opportunities for students to reflect on the country's constitutional heritage and gain appreciation for the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics
Update on the Courts, 1996
This serial issue concerns itself with several conflicts between individual rights and allegedly wrongful acts that the Supreme Court has not considered previously. The articles on these topics illuminate the constitutional issues of equal protection, due process, and freedom of expression. Specific issues addressed include: (1) equal educational…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center. – 1991
This pamphlet is designed to aid law students as they participate in the "Street Law" seminar that pairs law students and educators in the high school classroom. The clinical program places future lawyers in the classroom to help instruct in areas such as how the law affects daily lives, the meaning of the Constitution, dispute…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Constitutional Law
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary. – 1996
This hearing transcript presents testimony on several House resolutions regarding immigration and citizenship. Two bills propose amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit birthright citizenship to persons with citizen or legal resident mothers (HR 705) or to deny such citizenship to children of parents who are not citizens or permanent…
Descriptors: Children, Citizenship, Federal Legislation, Hearings
National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC. – 1992
Featuring a mock trial tested in the District of Columbia, the objective of this manual is to help students learn more about the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury. Prepared as five separate lessons, the manual examines one alternative to the jury system--trial by ordeal; traces the development of the guarantee of trial by jury; explores…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional History
Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity International, Granada Hills, CA. Public Service Center. – 1995
Focusing on current topics germane to law-related education (LRE), this guide features ten LRE lessons. As part of a series of lesson plans compiled by Phi Alpha Delta, this collection presents a lesson plan on current issues for each month of the school year. Intended for high school and middle school with adaptations for elementary school, the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
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