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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
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|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 15
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
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
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.