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Actions that Changed the Law
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Actions that Changed the Law

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This extensive, 4-day lesson plan is based on a video that tells the law-changing story behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Students gain insight into the lawmaking process, consider how statutory decisions made by the Supreme Court can prompt better laws, and learn about the rights and responsibilities they will have when they enter the workforce.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/13/2018
A Conversation on the Constitution: The Importance of the Japanese Internment Cases
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A Conversation on the Constitution: The Importance of the Japanese Internment Cases

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This video explores Supreme Court justices discussing civil liberties and civil rights through the landmark cases, Korematsu v. U.S. and Hirabayashi v. U.S. In both cases, the Supreme Court upheld the government's right to restrict the liberty of these citizens and noncitizens.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/21/2018
A Conversation on the Constitution: The Right to Trial by an Impartial Jury
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A Conversation on the Constitution: The Right to Trial by an Impartial Jury

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This video features Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Stephen G. Breyer and Anthony M. Kennedy and high school students discussing the Sixth Amendment right to trial by an impartial jury in the context of Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/16/2018
Freedom of Speech: Finding the Limits
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Freedom of Speech: Finding the Limits

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In this multiday lesson, students will gain insight into the many challenges involved in defining and protecting free speech. They will also learn about principles that come from Supreme Court decisions and case law that are applied to define the limits today.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/13/2018
Justice for All in the Courtroom
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Justice for All in the Courtroom

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Students will analyze the interplay of processes and procedures that courts use to seat an impartial jury and gain appreciation for the essential role of juries in the justice system. They also explore the responsibilities and limits placed on government by the Constitution in the context of civil and criminal trials.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/16/2018
Korematsu and Civil Liberties
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Korematsu and Civil Liberties

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This video documentary explores the landmark case Korematsu v. U.S. (1944) concerning the constitutionality of presidential executive order 9066 during World War II that gave the U.S. military the power to ban thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry from areas considered important to national security.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/13/2018
Making Our Fourth Amendment Right Real: Mapp v. Ohio
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Making Our Fourth Amendment Right Real: Mapp v. Ohio

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This 3 lesson resource focuses on having students explore the Fourth Amendment case in which the Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by police is not admissible in state courts. The 1961 case redefined the rights of the accused. Handouts, vocabulary, teacher and student video guide, rubric, quiz and more are included in this extensive lesson plan.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/13/2018
The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona
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The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona

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This video documentary explores the landmark Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona
that said criminal suspects, at the time of their arrest but before any interrogation, must be told of their Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and Sixth Amendment right to an attorney. The decision led to the familiar Miranda warning that begins "You have the right to remain silent..."

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/14/2018
Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio
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Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio

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This documentary explores the Fourth Amendment case in which the Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by police is not admissible in state courts. The 1961 case redefined the rights of the accused.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/13/2018
When National Security Trumps Individual Rights
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When National Security Trumps Individual Rights

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In this extensive 3 day lesson, students evaluate the consequences of past events and decisions related to the Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States (1944). They consider the challenges involved when trying to balance civil liberties and national security during threatening times and reflect on the lessons learned about civil liberties from the justices in Korematsu.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
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02/13/2018
Your Right to Remain Silent
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Your Right to Remain Silent

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In this multiday lesson, students will explore the Miranda Rights. This lesson is based on a video about the landmark Supreme Court case that made law enforcement the protectors of individual liberty where people are most vulnerable - in the interrogation room. This extensive guide includes teacher and student video guides, worksheets, keys for the student work, extension activities, and more.

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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics
Date Added:
02/14/2018