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Baker, Thomas E. – Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Focuses on the process of amending the U.S. Constitution and describes Article V in detail. Explores the intent of the framers of the Constitution and provides historical information on the the various amendments. Addresses proposed amendments and the failure to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Includes questions for discussion. (CMK)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Feminism
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Vile, John R. – Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Explores the content and history of the last three constitutional amendments: (1) presidential succession and disability (the Twenty-fifth amendment); (2) voting rights for young people (the Twenty-sixth amendment); and (3) congressional pay raises (the Twenty-seventh amendment). Includes questions for discussion. (CMK)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Government Role
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Schechter, Stephen L. – Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Provides background information on four constitutional amendment proposals: (1) flag protection amendment; (2) school prayer amendment; (3) balanced-budget amendment; and (4) victim rights amendment. Evaluates each in terms of timeliness, the support base, and the strength of their opposition. Includes questions for discussion. (CMK)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Government Role
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Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Provides viewpoints on whether the constitutional amendment process needs to be changed or not: (1) "When in Doubt, Do Nothing" (R. B. Bernstein); (2) "Citizens for the Constitution" (Erwin Chemerinsky); (3) "Constitutional Proposals from the States" (John Kincaid); and (4) "I Have a Better Way" (Gregory D.…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Government Role
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Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Focuses on the hate speech, gun, and privacy debates that today's youth will have to address in their future. Includes articles addressing the arguments in each issue: (1) "Debating Hate Speech" (Frank Kopecky); (2) "Debating the Gun Issue" (Denise Barr); and (3) "Debating the Right to Privacy" (Pinky Wassenberg.)…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Strategies, Freedom of Speech
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Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Provides a lesson appropriate for secondary students focusing on the constitutional amendment process. Explains that students explore historical forces that shaped the U.S. Constitution and also addresses whether current amendment proposals should be considered. Lists the materials needed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational Strategies, Freedom of Speech
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Williams, Charles F. – Insights on Law & Society, 2000
Discusses three cases that occurred during the 1999-2000 Supreme Court term: (1) Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe where public prayers are barred at football games; (2) Boy Scouts v. Dale where a gay scoutmaster was dismissed; and (3) Mitchell v. Helms that questioned the lending of computers to religious schools. (CMK)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Resources, Homosexuality, Leadership
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Amamoo, Samia J. – Social Education, 2000
Discusses the major milestones in the battle for voting rights focusing on the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Considers the future role of direct voting, specifically initiatives and referendums, and questions whether initiatives and referendums will encourage voter turnout. (CMK)
Descriptors: Age, Black History, Citizenship, Gender Issues
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Poling, Lindy G. – Social Education, 2000
Describes how the Community-in-the-Classroom (CIC) program works and the positive effects CIC has on students' learning and character development. Discusses the use of experiential learning, outlines the preparation for having community speakers in the classroom, and provides two examples of using guest speakers to teach about Vietnam and the U.S.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Community Involvement, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning
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Williams, Charles F. – Update on Law-Related Education, 2000
States that in the past juvenile courts afforded children with fewer rights than criminal courts accorded to adults accused of the same crimes. Reviews three U.S. Supreme Court cases that affirmed the constitutional rights of juvenile offenders and changed juvenile court proceedings. Discusses whether the juvenile death penalty violates…
Descriptors: Capital Punishment, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Court Role
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Update on Law-Related Education, 2000
Discusses whether the imposition of capital punishment on an individual for a crime committed as a juvenile constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Explores the crimes of Kevin Stanford and David Allen who were 16 and 17 respectively when they each committed murder. (CMK)
Descriptors: Capital Punishment, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Homicide
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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
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