Do you ever feel like all eyes are on you? You may be right!
This suite of all-new resources will help you teach your students about the principle of Due Process. In addition, your students will apply this and other principles to understand the Fourth Amendment, expectations of privacy, and landmark Supreme Court cases.
“Are They Watching You?”
The Fourth Amendment was added to the Constitution to ensure we would be protected from unreasonable searches. In recent years, legislation and executive action have given the federal government more power to search. How would you explain the constitutional balance between liberty and security? Is the Fourth Amendment working as intended? Challenge yourself to get the fastest time and the fewest clicks! Play now!
Privacy, Current Events, and the Constitution
Are some of the examples in the activity hard to believe? In fact, almost all of them are taken from today’s headlines; explore a variety of sources on the project here.
Printable PDF Lesson Plan
Explore in depth the ways the Bill of Rights protects your right to due process of law. With a special emphasis on the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendments, this complete instructional unit will help your students understand these key concepts. Download the complete lesson here. You can also access the Answer Key for “Are They Watching You.”
Video on the Rule of Law
Do you understand why the rule of law is important for maintaining free society? This short, engaging video on the constitutional principle of the rule of law. Features exciting visuals from current events, an engaging historical narrative, brief scholar interviews, and memorable quotes. A short viewing guide is also available to guide you through the content. For in-depth exploration of this principle, including primary sources and additional, resources, click here.
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These resources are made possible thanks to the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation’s generous support.