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May 01, 2014

Teaching About Due Process and the Law

Grade Level:



In this lesson, students will be presented with various cases of discrimination. They will identify the discriminatory practice, and discuss the difference between permitted and illegal discrimination. The instructor might then lead discussion about the difficulties in drafting laws that ensure no discrimination while not interfering too much with private citizens’ freedoms.


Time needed:

45-60 minutes


Materials required:

Teaching About Equal Protection of the Law Lesson Plan (Handouts included in plan)


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices