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We the Students 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9781568027982
ISBN: 1568027982
Published: July 2005
Publisher: CQ Press
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

We the Students is designed to help America's young people achieve what the author calls ""constitutional literacy."" This unique reference engages students by examining Supreme Court cases that directly affect them. The cases involve issues that are of high interest to students, such as drug use, sex and censorship, and freedom of speech and thought. The newly revised second edition of We the Students includes: New Supreme Court cases along with a few noteworthy state and federal cases. More examples and exercises to provide readers with a greater understanding of constitutional law in a way in which they can relate and understand. Expert commentary about protecting students from bullying. New or expanded coverage of affirmative action; drug testing; discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, or citizenship; student disabilities; and religion in school. We the Students is designed for students and teachers in regular and AP social studies, history, journalism, constitutional law, and government classes. The educational emphasis in We the Students is on constitutional knowledge, critical thinking, persuasive argument, and values clarification.;Students will learn the answers to questions such as: Why does the Court decide a case one way rather than the other? Why does law change over time and what makes it change? We the Students includes a bibliography at the end of each chapter and suggestions for further reading.

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Foreword by Mary Beth Tinker (of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1969)
Chapter 1: The Constitution and the Courts of the United States
Chapter 2: The Heart and Soul of the Constitution: Freedom of Expression
Chapter 3: All the News the School Sees Fit to Print: Freedom of the Student Press
Chapter 4: One Nation, Under the Constitution: Public Schools and the Religion Classes
Chapter 5: The Fourth Amendment: Searches of Students and Their Belongings
Chapter 6: Discipline and Punishment: Due Process and the Eighth Amendment
Chapter 7: Equal Protection: The Struggle for Integrated Schools and Cases About Drawing Lines by Race, Wealth, Gender; Citizenship and Sexual Orientation
Chapter 8: Harassment in the Halls: Sexual Harassment and Bullying on Campus
Chapter 9: The Health Of The Student Body: Disability, Privacy, Pregnancy, and Sexuality; Appendix: Supreme Court Confirmation Exercise: You Be the Judge! Constitution of the United States; Glossary; Index