Civil Liberties and Rights

Civil Liberties and Rights, History

Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 6-8
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will research a civil liberties issue in women's history and create a mock museum exhibit.

Learning the Establishment Clause

Civil Liberties and Rights, History
Trustee: Marian Ward
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: Two to three 45-minute classes
Description: The students will analyze the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment, learn about two Supreme Court cases on establishment of religion, and write their own opinion on Doe v. Santa Fe.

A Country of Immigrants, More or Less

Civil Liberties and Rights, Diversity, History
Trustees: Amy Wong Mok and Bernard Rapoport
Grade Level: 6-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students compare and contrast notions of citizenship and non citizenship and examine patterns of immigration in the US.

Politics of the Moment

Civic Responsibility, Civil Liberties and Rights, History
Trustee: Annette Strauss
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will discuss the qualities, character traits and actions of a politician that understood "the politics of the moment."

Charting Social Responsibility

Civic Responsibility, Civil Liberties and Rights
Trustee: Bernard Rapoport
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will learn about social responsibility and evaluate the concepts of "self-made" and corporate responsibility.

Women’s Contributions

Civil Liberties and Rights, Diversity, History
Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 7-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will use textbooks to explore how women are presented in history.