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  11.   What Makes a Good Judge? (Balancing Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability
...ampaigner Good fundraiser Good health Good looking Held public office Honest Humane Impartial Independent thinker s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s Judicial experience Liberal Lobbyist Loyal Male Mediator Middle of the road Member of a gender-specific group Old and wise Opposes higher taxes Opposes school prayer Pro death penalty Proenvironment Prosecution-oriented Radical Religious s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s Risk-taker Rural background Self-reliant Service to the public Single parent Strict constructionist Strong communicator Supports welfare Tough on crime Traditional Trial attorney Trustworthy U.S. citizen Well-e...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  12.   The Supremes
...American Judicial System ARCHIVAL TIMES MATERIALS: Senate Confirms Marshall As the First Negro Justice: 10 Southerners Oppose High Court Nominee in 69-11 Vote Article from August 31, 1967 Excerpt From Abortion Case; Privacy Rights Unclear Article from January 23, 1973 Supreme Court Outlaws Official School Prayers In Regents Case Decision Article from January 26, 1962 TIMES TOPICS: U.S. Supreme Court OTHER RESOURCES: The Supreme Court PBS's Web special on the Supreme Court Oyez: Justices Oyez.org hosts information on past and present Supreme Court Justices The United States Supreme Court The Official U.S. government site...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  13.   Practical Democracy in the Classroom and School
The Language of Petitions Practical Democracy in the Classroom and School a social studies/language unit exploring the concept of improving democratic classroom student participation in relation to our democratic system of government. Curriculum Strands Social Studies:Social Organisation and Processes English: Oral, Visual, Written, Reading, Writing, Listening, Viewing, Speaking, Presenting L...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  14.   Mark Twain and Will Rogers - American Originals
...oster or a handout; Present the words of the group's chosen writer either through readings or video clips. Encourage props and costumes. Create a two-minute monologue in the style of the group's writer. For example, popular political topics such as the current president's agenda, the environment or school prayer make good subjects. After all groups have presented, conduct a compare and contrast discussion. Using the board, ask all students to identify likenesses and differences between these two writers. Have students discuss the results. Ask students to consider who among humorists today would be considered the comedic...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  15.   Critical Thinking Skills. Reading: Reading Comprehension
...vances in technology and U.S. Presidents. Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Subjects: Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Historical Perspective. Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project Source: KQED: You Decide Examine both sides of the arguments surrounding the debate on school prayer. Use decision-making skills to assess the arguments and take a stand on this controversial issue. Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Subjects: Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Civics: Civil and Human Rights. Civics: Current Events/Issues. Civics: United States Government. Resource Typ...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  16.   Church and State
...sHour (use Search function with keywords "church" and "state") Since this is a presidential election year, students might also examine briefly how various candidates are addressing religious issues in their campaigns and how religion affects campaign issues. Some topics for discussion might include school prayer, abortion, and evolution vs. creationism. More information about these issued can be found by accessing online resources such as: . Now that research is complete, have students create a visual representation of what they have learned by making a poster-sized collage or drawing, a timeline, a T Chart, or even a Ve...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  17.   Mixed Blessings
...minutes - 1 hour Objectives: Students will: 1. Write a journal reflecting on the text of the Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Learn about the recent federal appeals court decision declaring the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional by reading and discussing the article "Judges Ban Pledge of Allegiance From Schools, Citing 'Under God'." 3. Study the texts of patriotic United States poems and songs to determine their constitutionality. 4. Write alternative pledges and national anthems that best reflect the character of the United States. Resources / Materials: -pens/pencils -paper -classroom board -copies of the article "Judges Ba...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  18.   A Question of Faith?
Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students explore responses to the recent Supreme Court ruling prohibiting organized prayer before high school sporting events. Through analyzing a similar hypothetical situation, students will formulate and support their own opinions on this important issue. Author(s): Rachel McClain, The New York Times Learning Network Suggested Time Allowance: 45 minutes Objectives: Students will: 1. Explore their own feeli...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  19.   School &Friends
Dear Parents, This week, we will be starting a unit on Friends and School. The children will make many new friends at school, with whom they will be learning to share, cooperate, work and play. Through this unit, the children will become more aware of what a friend is, and the activities friends can do together. We will also be going over the rules of the classroom and discussing some of the...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  20.   Education for Freedom
Public Schools and Prayer Do They Mix? LEVEL Advanced SUBJECT U.S. History, Civics Introduction Who could be hurt by a prayer for the safety of all players? What could be more innocent than an invocation that your team win the trophy? Where can players and parents pray? Should an Islamic player's prayers be included? Well, it depends...
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    Grade Level: K-12


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