Social Education October 2003
Lessons in Liberty: First Amendment Schools in Year One
Charles C. Haynes and Sam Chaltain
Schools around the country are joining a reform initiative based on First Amendment principles; students and other members of each school community are having an unprecedented voice in shaping life at their institutions.
The Flag and Freedom
Jolene Chu and Donna P. Couper
In 1935, two Jehovahs Witness school children refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, a battle they took all the way to the Supreme Court. Sixty years later, the role of the Pledge of Allegiance in our nations schools remains a hotly debated issue.
Supreme Court Roundup
Charles F. Williams
While commentators speculate on emerging Supreme Court ideological trends, Looking at the Law reviews some of the Courts recent surprising decisions, and looks at upcoming cases.
Teaching with Documents
Affidavit in the Case of Orville and Wilbur Wright vs. Glenn H. Curtiss
Kahlil G. Chism and Lee Ann Potter
Orville and Wilbur Wright were not the only inventors working on airplane innovations. But the Wright brothers patent gave them a tremendous advantage and inhibited manufacturers from producing planes for a time just before World War I.
Research and Practice