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Our Supreme Court

A History With 14 Activities
Panchyk, Richard (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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Thisnbsp;lively and comprehensivenbsp;activity booknbsp;teaches young readers everything they need to know aboutnbsp;the nation's highest court. Organizednbsp;around keystonesnbsp;of the Constitution#151;including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights#151;the booknbsp;juxtaposes historical cases with similar current cases. Presented withnbsp;opinions from both sides of the court cases, readers can make up their own minds on where they stand on the important issues that have evolved in the Court over the past 200 years. Interviews with prominent politicians, high-court lawyers, and those involved withnbsp;landmark decisions#151;including Ralph Nader, Rudolph Giuliani, Mario Cuomo, and Arlen Specter#151;show the personal impact and far-reaching consequences of the decisions. Fourteen engaging classroom-oriented activities involvingnbsp;violations of civil rights, exercises of free speech, andnbsp;selecting a classroom Supreme Court bring the issues and cases to life. The first 15 amendments to the Constitution and a glossary of legal terms are also included.
Authors: Panchyk, Richard
Title: Our Supreme Court
a history with 14 activities
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 195 p. :,ill. ;,22 x 28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Panchyk
Contents: The founding of the Court
Politics and power
Free speech
Freedom of religion
Rights
Criminal justice and the right to privacy
Regulation of business
Property rights
ISBN: 9781556526077
1556526075
Branch Call Number: j 347.7326 P188o 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: United States. Supreme Court Interviews United States. Supreme Court Juvenile literature Constitutional law United States Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Constitutional law
LCCN: 2006009018
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This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. (grades 7 & up)

Lots of activities to engage students. This book covers topics including the founding of the Court, politics and power, free speech, freedom of religion, criminal justice and the right to privacy. (grades 7 & up)

This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. Organized around keystones of the Constitution -- including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights -- the book juxtaposes... Read More »


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