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That's Not Fair! Examining Civil Liberties With the U.S. Supreme Court

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That's Not Fair! Examining Civil Liberties With the U.S. Supreme Court

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven or eight 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lauretta D. Doyle

Hollandale, Wisconsin

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Examining History with Maya Angelouís Poetry

To understand the historical background that influenced Maya Angelouís poems, students research events to produce trading cards using the ReadWriteThink Trading Card App or Trading Card Student Interactive. Through the sharing of these trading cards, students understand the historical background as they analyze Angelouís poetry.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 15

Bill of Rights Day is observed.

Students identify a students' rights issue and explore the ways in which the Bill of Rights does protect and does not protect students.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 2

Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967.

After discussing a statement made by Thurgood Marshall, students consider each piece of the comment and create a K-W-L chart to begin an investigation with other resources.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 5

Susan B. Anthony voted on this date in 1872, leading to her arrest.

After assigning special privileges to an arbitrarily designated group, students write about how they felt during the simulation and consider what they might be willing to do to change an unjust law.

 

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