CONSTITUTION WEEK: SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2022
This is a lesson for early learners who may not yet be familiar with the Constitution. This lesson is offered year-round through the Judges in the Classroom program and is very popular with elementary school classrooms. Through a set of scenarios, the judge asks students to consider differences between rules vs. laws.
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This lesson follows the events leading up to the arrest and trial of Susan B. Anthony. For classrooms studying the women's rights movement, including voting rights; or the 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments, this lesson will help students understand the role of the courts.
Activity: teachers assign student "actors" to reenact statements made during the trial. The judge will point to themes, arguments, and challenges made in the courtroom.
Voter Rights & the U.S. Constitution
Grades: 5-12 | Download SlideShow
The women's suffrage movement is the backdrop for this lesson on voting rights, and includes a comparison of the communications tactics used by the women's rights movement and the movements of the modern day.
13 customizable slides, depending on Grade