Law Related Education

Gideon v. Wainwright at Fifty: Lessons for Democracy and Civics (Looking at the Law)


--Kevin Scruggs
The case of Gideon v. Wainwright can serve as a point of entry into a classroom discussion of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7702/770213109...

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The Rosenberg Trial—Uncovering the Layers of History (Looking at the Law)


--Bruce A. Ragsdale
Newly available online documents about the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg offer students a unique opportunity to investigate, analyze, and craft their own narratives about this high profile Cold War espionage case.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7704/7704180.pdf

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Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With:” Teaching Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board


--Tiffany Middleton
A painting inspired by the 1960 court-ordered escort of Ruby Bridges into a New Orleans school offers an entry point into the study of the civil rights movement and a significant event in American legal history.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7506/7506329.pdf

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Federal Courts' New Educational Tools


The federal courts’ Internet site offers classroom-ready and courtroom-ready resources in multimedia formats on its Educational Resources page. Topics include cyberbullying, texting while driving, and downloading music on the Internet. Bill of Rights programs and resources deal with teen-relevant First and Fourth Amendment scenarios based on Supreme Court decisions.   --> read more »

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In War, Is Law Silent? Security and Freedom After September 11


--Ed O’Brien
From airport security to wiretapping to racial profiling, in times of crisis, how do we balance the desire for personal freedom with the need for national security?

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