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Magwood, Ayo; Ferraro, Krista Fantin – Social Education, 2013
Each week, U.S. government classes at the authors' school eagerly organize and participate in moot courts. When they began a search for a Supreme Court case study on substantive due process, they found that the only appropriate brief on the StreetLaw website--a treasure trove of student-accessible court case summaries--"Lawrence v.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Social Studies
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Tolley, William J. – Social Education, 2013
William Tolley, a teaching fellow with the Choices Program, is the Learning and Innovation Coach and head of history at the International School of Curitiba, Brazil (IB). He writes in this article that he has found that the "Competing Visions of Human Rights" teaching unit, developed by Brown University's Choices Program, provides a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Public Policy, Educational Resources
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Bousalis, Rina – Social Education, 2012
Iranian women have endured more than 30 years of an Islamist dictatorship that uses religion as a validation for unjust control. Human rights violations against women in Iran are a tragic phenomenon for an otherwise highly developed civilization. Invisible and powerless in a male-dominated society, Iranian women are discouraged from becoming…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Foreign Countries, Dress Codes