A Powerpoint presentation, 'We the People' . . . Three Words that Changed the World and Why They are Still Important Today 1.6MB POWERPOINT was presented to a 5th grade audience but could be adapted for other age groups. It discusses signers of the Constitution, separation of powers, and rights granted by the document.
Available through Michigan Government Television, this package presents curriculum materials dealing with the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, with the U. S. Supreme Court case of Korematsu v U. S. Government, and with the dissenting opinion in that case of Michigan's Frank Murphy, a U. S. Supreme Court justice, former Detroit mayor, and Michigan governor. The materials target standards and benchmarks in the Michigan Curriculum Framework in government, history, and technology.
Written in conjunction with a State Bar of Michigan Legal Milestone presentation, and with funding from the Michigan State Bar Foundation, the materials include a video, script, case, and student and teacher materials. The Lesson Plan Extension offers a perspective through the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and the due process clauses of the 5th.
This page on the Genesee Intermediate School District website was compiled as the result of an exhaustive search for resources to help teachers. Links connect to a variety of sites and resources, including: National Archives Teaching with Documents: Observing Constitution Day, the Bill of Rights Institute Constitution Day Page, U.S. Courts Constitution Day Resources, Federal Department of Education Constitution Day Resources, to name a few.
This site includes Education Resources and Programs from the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center.
This new curriculum is designed to educate high school students about the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the critical importance of the jury process in our system of justice. The curriculum is a suitable classroom activity any time during the school year, but is particularly appropriate for Constitution Day observances. Developed by the Michigan Center for Civic Education, award winning educator Wayne Bentley, and the State Bar of Michigan, the curriculum explains how jury service and diverse jury pools help guarantee due process, equal protection of the laws, individual rights, and justice in a democracy. The curriculum can be adapted for a variety of situations—a 90- minute classroom lesson, an assembly program, or an in-depth, day-long presentation. An appendix contains various other lessons that can be used in conjunction with this program. View the Jury Process brochure