Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Through the U.S. Constitution, but primarily through the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, citizens and groups have attempted to restrict national and state governments from unduly infringing upon individual rights and from denying equal protection under the law.  Sometimes the Court had handed down decisions that protect both public order and individual freedom, and at other times the Court has set precedents protecting one at the expense of the other.

RETHINK

Teaching and Learning

Marcel Proust wrote, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."  Too long we educators have talked about our "teaching."  Today, however, our testimonials need to be about "learning."  It is time for us to open our eyes to a new landscape, a 21st century classroom.  The wonderful Samuel Johnson said, "The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit." We will be rethinking teaching and learning here.

Socrates wrote, "Just as others are pleased by a good horse or dog or bird, I myself am pleased to an even higher degree by good friends...And the treasures of the wise men of old which they left behind by writing them in books, I unfold and go through them together with my friends, and if we see something good, we pick it out and regard it as a great gain if we thus become useful to one another." Redesign and review the essentials by using traditional and new literacies. The end result is an educated citizenry.                                                                                                                                          

REDESIGN

Essential Learning Points

Helps

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These visuals will make the complex simple and the confusing clear.  To be literate is more then the ability to read.  It is to be learned.  Watch and learn.

REIMAGINE

Podogogy

Malcolm Gladwell has written, "Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds."  Practice here and now.

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"Always it is by bridges that we live."

                                          Philip Larkin

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