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Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases

Grades: 6-12+

Social Studies

Grades: 6-12+

Social Studies

**A highly recommended Teacher's Manual is sold separately for this product.**

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This 144-page student book is used with the You Decide! teacher's guide—sold separately—to teach students about the Bill of Rights. Students learn the first 8 amendments (Bill of Rights) to the Constitution and then act as U.S. Supreme Court judges. Students acquire an in depth understanding of the Bill of Rights by:

     •  Learning each of the first 8 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
     •  Reading real court cases involving each amendment.
     •  Judging each case based on their knowledge of the relevant amendment and the facts of the case.
     •  Comparing their ruling with the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Instruction/Answer Guide
Highly recommended and sold separately.  The 144-page guide includes objectives, suggestions, a graphic organizer to keep track of facts in each case, and the Supreme Court decisions. Because the student book does not contain the court decisions, use of the guide is essential.

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Product Details

Item#: 09311PEP
Author(s): George Bundy Smith & Alene L. Smith
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book
Media: eBook
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-495-8
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-495-0
Activities: 37
Pages: 144

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"This has allowed us to put real meat on the bones of our study of government. Every week we find news events that provoke thoughtful discussion based on what we have learned through the texts. My students now know how the actions of a court 3,000 miles away could actually affect their daily lives." - David Albert, Olympia, WA
"I thought this book was so exceptional that I recommended it to our headmaster. I believe that all children need a better understanding of the laws that affect their lives." - Juanita, Lake Worth, FL
"This has allowed us to put real meat on the bones of our study of government. Every week we find news events that provoke thoughtful discussion based on what we have learned through the texts. My kids now know how the actions of a court 3,000 miles away could actually affect their daily lives." - And The Skylark Sings With Me: Adventures In Homeschooling By David H. Albert
"[A]n excellent resource for a study of the Constitution, as well as developing your students' ability to critically analyze detailed material and form independent conclusions." - Practical Homeschooling
"Students...will learn more about the meaning and application of the first eight amendments to the constitution through these interactive activities." - Cathy Duffy, Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual, Greensboro, NC
"This material is an excellent resource for a study of the Constitution, as well as developing your student's ability to critically analyze detailed material and form independent conclusions." - John Nixdorf, Reviewer
"I can't imagine a better method for teaching your students about the Bill of Rights and the U.S. legal system than using these books." - Peggy Zorn, Harvest Home Educators Newsletter, Bedford, GA
"This has allowed us to put real meat on the bones of our study of government. Every week we find news events that provoke thoughtful discussion based on what we have learned through the texts. My children now know how the actions of a court 3,000 miles away could actually affect their daily lives." - David, Olympia, WA

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You Decide™ guarantees top performance on assessment tests, including

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children® (WISC®)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT 8)