Insights On Law and Society: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (Vol.14-No.2)

    Insights On Law and Society: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (Vol.14-No.2)

    Insights On Law and Society: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (Vol.14-No.2)

    Insights on Law & Society: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Volume 14, no. 2, Winter 2014

     

    Insights on Law & Society is one-stop reading for teachers of law, civics, government, or social studies. Each issue takes on a topic, then provides articles written by experts in the field, as well as teaching ideas for incorporating the content into the classroom. Also in each issue, popular features such as Teaching Legal Docs, which examines a legal document as a primary source; Perspectives, which presents an issue from multiple views; and Profile, which offers a quick interview with a figure, provide additional instructional support.

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    Insights on Law & Society: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Volume 14, no. 2, Winter 2014

     

    This 32-page issue of Insights includes:

     

    Title VII: A Tale of Slow and Steady—But Unfinished—Progress

    By Trina Jones

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination in the workplace. While forever altering the American employment landscape, and establishing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the act articulated goals still in progress.

     

    Mexican American Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    By Rubén Donato and Jarrod Hanson

    Despite including provisions against discrimination in education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could not eliminate de facto discriminatory practices in parts of the United States. The fight for equality in Mexican American communities illustrates how additional legislation and individual advocacy was also necessary.

     

    Civil Rights Act of 1964: Enduring and Revolutionary

    By Steven D. Schwinn

    It was not the first Civil Rights Act in U.S. history, but it was significantly different. It transformed areas of society unlike any other prior piece of congressional legislation. But was it constitutional?

     

    Teaching Legal Docs: Understanding Injunctions

    A quick guide to understanding what injunctions are, what types of injunctions are typically issued by courts, and how to read injunctions as legal documents.

     

    Perspectives: What Is the Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

    What should we remember about the Civil Rights Act no, fifty years later? Contributors weigh in.

     

    Law Review: “An Idea Whose Time Has Come”: Congress and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The passage of the Civil Rights Act provides an inspirational example of bipartisan compromise in Congress.

     

    Profile: Anthony Chavez

    The grandson of Cesar Chavez (1927–1993) remembers how his grandfather worked to secure rights for farmworkers across the United States.


    Learning Gateways:
    Is That Interstate Commerce?

    Congress used its power under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What is this clause in the U.S. Constitution, and how has it been used by Congress? This lesson explores four U.S. Supreme Court cases from the past century dealing with the Commerce Clause.

     

    Learning Gateways: Exploring the Effects of Title IX

    This lesson uses a political cartoon to discuss sports programs in schools, provides background for students on Title IX, and asks them to consider the connection between federal funds, discrimination, and civil rights.

     

    Learning Gateways: Equality in the Workplace

    Students analyze race and gender-specific job advertisements from the 1960s and compare them to similar advertisements today in order to understand the legally mandated equal employment opportunities established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

     

     

     

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