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More than a third of Americans in a recent survey could not identify a single branch of government or name a First Amendment right. Informed citizens need to understand their constitutional rights. Alabama Justice presents Supreme Court cases that altered the interpretation of the Constitution and its application to every citizen. Here are some resources to help your students understand how our democracy works.

Lesson Plans

These resources and lesson plans are designed to facilitate deeper engagement with the topic of Alabama Supreme Court Cases and with Civics in general.

Freedom of Association

Downloads: Lesson Plan | Powerpoint

Supreme Court: Right to Counsel

Downloads: Lesson Plan | Powerpoint 1 | Powerpoint 2 | Powerpoint 3

Supreme Court: Gerrymandering

Downloads: Lesson Plan | Powerpoint 1 | Powerpoint 2 | Powerpoint 3 | Powerpoint 4 | Powerpoint 5 |

 

Civics Education

The Civics Education Initiative seeks to address the lack of civics awareness among America's youth in order to help students become more informed citizens.

http://civicseducationinitiative.org/