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Erb, Tom – Middle School Journal, 2002
Asserts that concern for academic success across the curriculum should extend beyond raising test scores. Contends that in the wake of the terrorist acts of 9/11/01, issues of public security and civil liberties present an opportunity for teachers to teach the Constitution and its amendments in an effort to fight citizen ignorance. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Children, Citizenship, Citizenship Education
American Educator, 2002
Presents excerpts from the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln (e.g., various speeches that addressed slavery, a speech on democracy as a universal ideal, and the Gettysburg Address) to show how he evoked a vision of a United States that has inspired, shaped, and defined the country ever since. (SM)
Descriptors: Democracy, Patriotism, Poetry, Prose
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Wales, Steven – Texas Education Review, 2002
Suggests that the Supreme Court's Santa Fe v. Doe decision (involving voluntary, student-led prayer at high school football games) was erroneous. Concludes that the Supreme Court's jurisprudence in this area has effectively expunged religion from the public square, particularly public schools, by writing into the Constitution a strict wall between…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion
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Brown, Frank; Russo, Charles J.; Hunter, Richard C. – Journal of Negro Education, 2002
Recent crime control laws have negatively impacted children of color, imposing a form of social control. Increased laws and punishments have not deterred juvenile delinquents but rather increased the number of criminals. Recommends teaching children about the justice system through education on the Constitution, thus encouraging them to obey the…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Juvenile Justice
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Jaeger, Paul T. – Government Information Quarterly, 2002
Examines how Constitutional principles, specifically the doctrines of Federalism and the separation of powers, relate to e-government policies and practices. Suggests that the move toward e-government, with emphasis on the simplification of access to government information and services, must be considered with regard to Federalism and separation…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Federalism, Government Publications, Government Role
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Chemerinsky, Erwin – Insights on Law & Society, 2002
Explores the issue of balancing liberty and order within the United States. Discusses the role of the Bill of Rights, focusing on the amendments in the document and the later amendments that ensure the liberty of U.S. citizens. Explains how order and liberty are ensured and includes discussion questions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Role
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Chaltain, Sam; Wildasin, Michael – Insights on Law & Society, 2002
Discusses the project, "First Amendment Schools," by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the First Amendment Center (Arlington, Virginia). Explains that these schools involve students in the community and in democracy as a means to citizenship education. (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Decision Making
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Parrini, Michelle; Kittlaus, Jennifer – Insights on Law & Society, 2002
Presents an annotated bibliography of resources for students, teachers, and school library media specialists related to the topic, "Youth, Rights, and the Constitution," found in this issue of "Insights on Law and Society." Includes books and primary sources for students. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Child Labor, Childrens Rights
Albanese, Andrew Richard – Library Journal, 2002
Discusses copyright issues of interest to librarians with Lawrence Lessig, a legal scholar on copyright, technology, and the Constitution. Topics include Eldred v. Ashcroft; copyright extensions; balancing interests of copyright owners with future creators and the public; privacy, fair use, and public domain; and the Digital Millennium Copyright…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Fair Use (Copyrights), Libraries
Barbour, Alton – 2002
This paper provides examples of polygraph misuses; details the increasing use of the polygraph inside and outside of law enforcement; explains what a polygraph is, what a typical polygraph test might consist of and its weaknesses in the detection of truth; and analyzes the available research with specific reference to the validity and reliability…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Laws
Traill, David – 2001
Prior to and during the Civil War, the North and the South differed greatly in the resources they could use. Documents held by the National Archives can aid in understanding the factors that influenced the eventual outcome of the War Between the States. After Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860, the South seceded because they believed…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Civil War (United States), Letters (Correspondence), National Standards
Simmons, Linda – 2001
In 1893, in just 184 days, 28 million people, about one-third of the U.S. population, visited the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago (Illinois). This lesson focuses on petitioning the federal government, peaceably assembling, and exercising freedom of speech and religion, all of which are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Government, Freedom of Speech, National Standards
Greene, Mary Frances – 2001
Under Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, of the United States Constitution, the U.S. Congress is granted the power to "establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization." With passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, Congress exercised this authority, denying the rights of citizenship to all Chinese immigrants. The Chinese Boycott Case…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship, Government Role, Immigrants
Greene, Mary Frances – 2001
The Progressive Era, as the period in history at the turn of the 20th century has come to be known, was a time of tremendous social, economic, and political changes, and the presidential election of 1912 typified the reform spirit of the period. Among the choices for president in 1912 were three major candidates, each of whom laid claim to…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Presidential Campaigns (United States), Primary Sources
Harvard Civil Rights Project, Cambridge, MA. – 2001
Race-conscious affirmative action programs in higher education are subject to strict scrutiny, which is the highest standard of review used by the courts to evaluate a policy's constitutionality. The courts employ a two-part test, examining whether the policy serves a compelling governmental interest (the underlying goal of the policy must be…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
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