The U.S. Constitution codifies a complex system of governmental checks and balances. But for all its innovation, our founding document fails to address the question of how to prosecute wrongdoing by personnel in the executive branch, including the president of the United States.
AMERICAN LAWYERS ALLIANCE (ALA) LAW-RELATED EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST:
"KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY ALIVE ACROSS THE NATION."
For over 50 years, ALA has recognized the vital role that teachers play in Civics Education. One Middle School and Two High School teachers will be chosen as the ALA LRE 2018 Teachers of the Year. Each winner will receive a $1500 cash award at the ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago in early August 2018. Read more
As the Supreme Court considers whether Guantanamo prisoners have the right to habeas corpus, this article and activity will clarify for students the writ's origins, its development, and current points of controversy.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.