In this lesson, students will learn about the case of the trial and execution of Willie Francis, and will analyze the determined efforts of his attorney, Bertrand DeBlanc, to protect due process for Francis.View Lesson
The Bill of Rights Institute’s American Portraits
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In this lesson, students will learn how Thomas Wilson Dorr led an effort to expand the right to vote in Rhode Island, and evaluate the methods he used. They will use this example to be purposeful in their own lives.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about the actions of John Basilone during World War II. They will explore how his actions helped advanced the allied cause. They will also understand his motivations for returning to combat. Through his example, they will learn how they can act selflessly in their own lives.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will read about and discuss how Booker T. Washington remained diligent about obtaining an education. They will draft an illustrated “map” of Booker T. Washington’s journey toward an education, and they will discuss how they can be diligent in their own lives.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will examine events in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., analyzing both his identity and his contributions to American identity.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will review the words and actions of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce people in the Pacific Northwest. They will identify examples of people treating one another with respect and examples of disrespect.View Lesson