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Allegheny County v. ACLU (1989)

Allegheny County v. ACLU (1989)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Allegheny County v. ACLU and the 1st amendment. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Benjamin Franklin and Civic Virtue

Benjamin Franklin and Civic Virtue

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This primary source lesson plan leads students in reading a selection from Benjamin Franklin's autobiography and answering document analysis questions about his views on government and citizenship. There are introductory and extension activities included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bethel v. Fraser (1986)

Bethel v. Fraser (1986)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Bethel v. Fraser and the 1st amendment. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bill of Rights in the News: Gun Rights in the 21st Century

Bill of Rights in the News: Gun Rights in the 21st Century

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This divide over gun control is animated by different interpretations of the Constitution: specifically the Second Amendment, its meaning, and its applicability in 21st century America. In this eLesson your students will explore some of the constitutional issues and policy proposals that make up the gun control/gun rights debate.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

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In this lesson, students find and research primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education and the 14th amendment. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson and an optional extension activity.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bush v. Gore and the 2000 Presidential Election

Bush v. Gore and the 2000 Presidential Election

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore and the 2000 presidential election. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is an extension activity at the lesson.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940)

Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940)

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In this lesson, students use secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Cantwell v. Connecticut and religious freedom. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the 1st amendment, and election contributions. Students then answer analysis questions about the case.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dickerson v. The United States (2000)

Dickerson v. The United States (2000)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Dickerson v. The United States and the 5th and 6th amendments. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)

District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller and the 2nd amendment. Students then answer analysis questions about the case.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court case about federalism and due process. Students then answer an advanced placement style document based question. There is a teacher answer key at the end of the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Edwards v. South Carolina (1963)

Edwards v. South Carolina (1963)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Edwards v. South Carolina and freedom of speech and assembly. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key and extension activity included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Election of 1824: John Quincy Adams

The Election of 1824: John Quincy Adams

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In this lesson, students use secondary sources, maps, and charts to examine the election of 1824. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is an extension activity at the end of the lesson that connects the election of 1824 with current presidential politics.

Subject:
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Engel v. Vitale (1962)

Engel v. Vitale (1962)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale and the establishment clause. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
F.E.C. v. Wisconsin Right to Life (2007)

F.E.C. v. Wisconsin Right to Life (2007)

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court case F.E.C. v. Wisconsin Right to Life, the 1st amendment, and campaign finance. Students then answer analysis questions about the case.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Federal Power: James Madison

Federal Power: James Madison

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James Madison, who had urged that Congress be given power to build roads and canals at the Constitutional Convention, vetoed a bill providing for the building of roads and canals. With this act, Madison demonstrated a strict interpretation of the Constitution’s enumeration of Congress’s powers by vetoing the “Bonus Bill” in his last official act as President in March of 1817. Students read a narrative and answer analysis questions.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Freedom of Speech – Skokie and Brandenburg

Freedom of Speech – Skokie and Brandenburg

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In this lesson, students read primary and secondary source documents about the Supreme Court cases National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie (1977) and Brandenburg v. Ohio (1968) and freedom of speech. Students then answer analysis questions about the case. There is a teacher answer key included in the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019