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Get a Grasp of the Bill of Rights
Does it ever seem to you that the Bill of Rights is often talked about but seldom understood? Does your child know how to discern proper application of this important document to real cases? You Decide! is written for the 6th to 12th grade student desiring to get a real grasp of the Bill of Rights.
Apply Amendments to Real Cases
Individual amendments are introduced and explained, words are defined and the meanings discussed, but that is only the preamble. Your child is then given a thumbnail of an actual case pertaining to that particular amendment and asked to discern how the amendment should or should not have applied.
You'll Want the Answers
In addition to the instructional material you've come to expect from The Critical Thinking Company, the Instruction/Answer Guide (sold separately) includes the information you'll most want after debating each case’s merits: The Supreme Court's official verdict and how they reached it. Whether you will always agree or not is debatable, but you will be able to understand how they came to the conclusion they did and how the amendments apply.
Do This One Together
You Decide! provides invaluable information presented in discussion format, so we highly encourage you to study this topic as a family. Because these are real court cases and not sanitized versions, you will run across topics such as murder or racial injustice. The publisher has done a great job of recounting facts and not appealing to drama, but if your child is particularly sensitive you may want to wait and pursue this subject in high school.
Pages: 144, perforated
Author: George Bundy Smith
We are halfway through and I really love this product. I think with it being a year with so many issues that impact our rights, this was a great jumping off point to so many discussions. I love that from this book and the lessons, my daughter now understands our rights and how truly complex they are when they are left up to individual interpretation. We found the lessons to be very easy but also thought provoking and I can see how they are starting to form an informed and knowledgeable future voter.