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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
Clark, Linda Darus – 2001
By the early 1900s, many Americans were calling child labor child slavery and were demanding an end to it. Lewis Hine, a New York City schoolteacher and photographer, believed that a picture could tell a powerful story. He felt so strongly about the abuse of children as workers that he quit his teaching job and became an investigative photographer…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Child Labor, Freedom of Speech, Government Role
Perry, Douglas – 2000
During inclement weather in Memphis, Tennessee in February 1968, two separate incidents caused black sanitation workers to strike for job safety, better wages and benefits, and union recognition. Mayor Henry Loeb was unsympathetic and opposed to the union. Martin Luther King agreed to lend his support to the sanitation workers and spoke at a rally…
Descriptors: Activism, Black Leadership, Citizen Participation, Civil Rights
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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
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
Fenske, Kenneth F., Ed. – Update on the Courts, 1996
This special issue is intended to help teachers educate students about today's important U.S. Supreme Court and other judicial decisions, the legal issues they involve, and their impact on students' lives. The issue focuses upon the 1995 term of the Supreme Court and the tendency for the justices to vote unanimously. An overview of the cases and…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Court Litigation
MacDonald, David – 1999
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…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. – 1999
This teacher's guide is intended to move beyond the confusion and conflict that has surrounded religion in public schools since the early days of the common school movement. For most of American public school history, extremes have shaped much of the debate. On one end of the spectrum are those who advocate promotion of religion (usually their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion, School Culture
Vessels, Gordon G. – 1998
This handbook describes ways to prevent and resolve social problems in schools and communities. The book explores the possibility that identifying character as the ultimate goal for children will give a new perspective on child development and education that is needed in order to reform schools and strengthen communities. Concerns with respect to…
Descriptors: Community Development, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics
Falk, Candace; Cole, Stephen; Thomas, Sally – 1997
This supplementary teaching unit provides students with the opportunity to explore freedom of expression by focusing on Emma Goldman (1869-1940), a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism. In a period when the expression of controversial ideas was dangerous, Goldman insisted on her right to challenge conventions. She…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Feminism
Rosenblum, Warren; And Others – 1989
The purpose of this lesson packet is to raise issues about student rights of free expression in public schools. Included are preparatory reading material and two classroom simulation activities. The lessons are based on the U.S. Supreme Court case of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, in which a Missouri high school principal and school district were sued by…
Descriptors: Censorship, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Due Process
Schott, James C. – 1991
This booklet is part of a series of units designed to encourage students to take positions on issues of religious freedom. In an introductory section, the document provides background information on the series and on the history of religious freedom in the United States, then explains how students should approach the issues raised in the text. The…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Vigilante, David – 1991
This unit is one of a series that represents specific moments in history from which students focus on the meanings of landmark events. Continuing narrative provides context for the dramatic moment. By studying a crucial turning-point in history, students become aware that choices had to be made by real human beings, that those decisions were the…
Descriptors: Communism, Democracy, Ethnocentrism, Freedom of Speech
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship. – 1988
This is the first of four special handbooks on constitutional themes. "The Idea of Liberty" (I. Starr) suggests that for teaching purposes, the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights is an excellent operating definition of liberty. "Introducing the First Amendment" (D. Sorenson) is a lesson plan for use with upper elementary and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Constitutional Law
Gallagher, Arlene F.; Singleton, Laurel R. – 1991
These lesson plans on the First Amendment are designed to help elementary school students to understand the history and meaning of the First Amendment and its importance in today's society. Seven lessons for primary grades cover the following topics: (1) Forms of expression; (2) Rights in daily life; (3) The First Amendment; (4) The right to meet…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
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