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Civil Rights - What are yours?

Many people believe that people have basic civil rights. It is important to protect these rights. It is tough to protect your rights, if you do not know what they are.

Examine - What are your civil rights?

Watch this free CSPAN video Dr. Mary Francis Berry - she serves on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

The National Archives - Documented Rights online exhibit

Identify a U. S. Citizen's civil rights. Name at least 5, but feel free to name as many as you can.

 

 

Select one of these civil rights.

Identify a current issue related to that right.

What actions are people taking regarding the issue?

 

What can you do to protect that right?

 

Do you have rights?

Name three rights students have at your school.

 

How are these rights communicated to you?

 

Essay: Which of your civil rights do you value the most?

Explain why you believe it is the most important right.

Make a VE video about the issue. (VE Rating - Very educational making a strong use of data and critical thinking skills.) Excellent examples: CSPAN Student Cam project winners

 

 

"If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in that bus in Montgomery,
she'd still be standing." Mary Francis Berry

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developed by Cynthia J. O'Hora Released to public domain and Posted 8/2007, updated 6/2010

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