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November/December 2018 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Monday, November 26, 2018

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Greetings teachers and students.

The 2019 Law Day theme is Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. 

We hope you enjoy the resources related to these topics in this issue. The KBA can arrange to have an attorney present information about Law Day and freedom of speech. Contact Anne Woods at awoods@ksbar.org for details.

Happy holidays!

We wish you a safe and fun winter break!

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October 2018 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Greetings Educators and Students:

 

Happy Fall! 

 

Learn about the U.S. Census 2020 in the October Law Wise.

 

Discover:

  • The history and importance of conducting a census every 10 years.
  • How the questions about race have changed over the years.
  • Tax revenue and congressional apportionment issues.
  • A lesson plan for middle school students.
  • A lesson plan for high school students.

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September 2018 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Greetings Educators and Students:

I hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready for a new school year!

The September Law Wise features issues that are currently in the news.

Discover:

  • The importance of Judicial Review.
  •  The role of the US Senate in the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Confirmation Process.
  •  Learn about nominee-Judge Brett Kavanaugh
  •  A lesson plan on how the U.S. Supreme Court works.
  •  A lesson plan on judicial review. 

 

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April 2018 Law Wise

Posted By Samuel Rabiola, Friday, April 20, 2018

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Happy Spring!

Inside the April Law Wise:

  • 2018 Law Day Theme – Separation of Powers
  • The Spirit of the Laws
  • Effects of the U.S. Constitution
  • Lesson Plan for Grades 4-6: Connecting the Separate Powers
  • Lesson Plan for Grades 5-12:  Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

Enjoy your summer break! The next issue of Law Wise will be in September. 

You can find additional resources at https://www.ksbar.org/educator_resources.

Law Wise is provided by a grant from the
Kansas Bar Foundation

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March 2018 Law Wise

Posted By Samuel Rabiola, Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Happy Spring!

In this issue:

  • Triple Play & What Happens When a Governor Resigns
  • Introducing Governor Colyer
  • November Elections
  • The Perfect Pizza: Learning the Legislative Process
  • How a Bill Becomes A Law Lesson Plan
  • Mock Trial Regional Results

The final issue of Law Wise for the 2017-18 year will be in April.

You can find additional resources at http://www.ksbar.org/educator_resources.

Law Wise is provided by a grant from the
Kansas Bar Foundation

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February 2018 Law Wise

Posted By Samuel Rabiola, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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In this issue:

  • Mock Trials in the Classroom
  • Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment 
  • Congressional Medal Awarded to the Hon. Robert J. Dole
  • ESU Mock Trial Resources
  • KSDE Civic Engagement Conference

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November/December Law Wise is Now Available!

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Greetings from the KBA!

This issue of Law Wise is about the Judicial branch of government. We hope you enjoy reading about:

  • Interviews with two Kansas judges that highlight their career aspirations as children, their paths to becoming judges and the unique perspectives of serving as judges in Kansas.
  • Numerous resources in Terrific Technology that highlight how to become a judge, how courts work and the judge’s role in court.
  • A lesson plan on the organization of the Federal Courts and one on understanding the differences between federal and state courts.

The next issue of Law Wise will be in February 2018.

 

You can find additional resources at http://www.ksbar.org/page/educator_resources.

Law Wise is provided by a grant from the Kansas Bar Foundation

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October Law Wise is Now Available!

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Greetings Educators,

The October issue of Law Wise features:

  • The Bill of Rights
  • Additional amendments regarding:
    • slavery
    • the presidency/terms of office/term limits/presidential succession
    • senatorial elections
    • voting age/women and the right to vote.
  • The Father of Judicial Review, John Marshall and his work with the Supreme Court
  • Lesson plans that address students’ freedom of speech & rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.

You can find additional resources at http://www.ksbar.org/page/educator_resources.

Law Wise is provided by a grant from the Kansas Bar Foundation

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September Law Wise is Now Available

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Updated: Friday, September 1, 2017

In this issue:

  • The Story of the Constitution
  • Civic Engagement: Not Just a Social Studies Thing
  • High School Mock Trial Liaisons
  • Terrific Technology
  • ESU Law-Related Clearinghouse
  • iCivics

We hope you enjoy this issue about the U.S. Constitution in recognition of:

  • Constitution Day (September 17th)
  • Celebrate Freedom Week (September 17-23, 2017).

You can find additional resources at http://www.ksbar.org/page/educator_resources.

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May 2017 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Greetings Educators and Students

Inside the final issue of Law Wise for the 2016-17 school year you will find:

  • All about the Kansas CASA program.
  • New Civic Advocacy Network
  • Making a Difference in Your Community.
  • Schedule your 2017-18 “You Be the Judge” presentations before summer break.

Enjoy your summer!

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