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OUSD K-12 History / Social Studies Standards
MODEl UNlT FOR GRADE 12 CONSTITUTION & THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Sample Question: Bill of Rights Individual rights vs society's needs
Where do you draw the line?

Grade 12 Topics | Grade 12 : OUSD Sample Assignments |  Grade 12 OUSD Model Unit

Historical Thinking Standard
Assignments / Activities
To show evidence of standards, students might:

Examining Evidence

" Examining primary sources (such as photos, artifacts, and documents)

" Relationship between primary sources and historical/ geographical context

" Author's intentions / perspective

" Read the Bill of Rights (including the 14th amendment) and make a list of individual liberties that are protected.

" Categorize the rights (freedom of expression, rights of accused, equality).

" Read cases such as Edwards v. South Carolina, Tinker v. Des Moines, Terry v. Ohio, Furman v. Georgia, etc. Have students summarize the issues

Diversity / Multiple Perspectives

" Influences (such as location, race, gender, class, age, sexual orientation)

" Empathy

" Listen to speakers from the ACLU and the District Attorney's office for differing views on the Bill of Rights.

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Read opposing briefs of different court cases and compare their arguments.

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Listen to a debate between police officers and public defenders on the exclusionary rule.

Interpretation

" Constructing historical accounts

" Comparing historical accounts

" Moral judgment

" In pairs, debate a court case, explaining your interpretation of the amendment under
discusslon.

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Read opinions from court cases connected to the First Amendment and write an essay explaining the differing interpretations.

Determining Historical
Geographical Significance

" Connect past and present

" Causation

" Evaluation

" Location

" Place yourself on a scale of 1-10 (one being complete individual liberty and 10 being totalitarian government). Write an essay explaining this placement using your response to court cases studies in this unit.

" From the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment, select two amendments that had the greatest impact on civil liberties and life today. Give a speech justifying your decision.

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Pick one of the following individuals or cases and evaluate their impact on the advancement of civil liberties: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X Korematsu v. U.S., Lau v. Nichols, Dennis v. U.S., Griswald v. Connecticut, Miranda v. Arizona.

Participation

" Application

" Involvement

 

" Observe or attend a demonstration, rally, or political speech.

" Taking into account the tension between the individual and societies' rights, write a Bill of Rights for your school.