Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Incorporation effects have been far-reaching. The role of the federal government has been significantly transformed as has the role of the Supreme Court. The basic responsibility of government to protect fundamental rights has not changed. However, citizens and the courts are still working to determine exactly what those rights are and who should be protect them. This lesson examines that question and the debate concerning "Who should protect our fundamental freedoms".

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Federalism, Inalienable Rights, Limited Government, Separation of Powers, Supreme Court, Personal Liberty, Constitution

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.5.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain what governments are and some of their functions.

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.8.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system.

D2.Civ.12.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws.
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