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Law Wise • April 2020

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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Greetings educators and students!

 

We hope that you are healthy and adjusting to remote teaching/learning. The final issue of Law Wise for the 2019-20 school year is about Youth Courts.

  • Youth Courts in Kansas & the value of Youth Courts
  • Development and Growth of Youth Courts 
  • Youth Courts Resources

You can also read about the NEW kscourts.org website and visit icivics.org to access a voting game.

Enjoy your summer!

 
 
Law Wise is funded by a grant from the Kansas Bar Foundation. 

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Law Wise February 2020

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Friday, February 7, 2020
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Consent of the Governed
This issue explores the various mechanisms employed by government on national, state, and local levels, to provide checks and balances of the powers of our leaders to ensure the vital importance of the consent of the governed.

Lesson plan 1: Consent of the Governed What are the democratic ideals for which people fight?
Lesson plan 2:  Separation of Powers and the Power Grab Game Three branches and checks and balances

Warmest Wishes to Judge Pierron on his April 3 Retirement

A Thank You to Mock Trial Sponsors and Volunteers

 

Law Wise is funded by a grant from the Kansas Bar Foundation.

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Law Wise November/December 2019

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Friday, November 1, 2019
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100 years Later • The 19th Amendment celebrates a big anniversary!

Suffrage is the right to vote in political elections.

This issue of Law Wise features:

  • The history of women’s Suffrage
  • The benefits of women’s suffrage
  • The ongoing struggle for equality

iCivics is also celebrating an anniversary. This resource launched 10 years ago.
Free resources are used by over 200,000 teachers. Check out the new Win the Whitehouse Extension Pack for teachers.

The next issue of Law Wise will be in February 2020!

Law Wise is funded by a grant from the Kansas Bar Foundation.

 

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Law Wise October 2019

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2019
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Happy Fall!

This issue covers the broad topic of Justice in the Schools with a closer look at the following:

  • Civil Rights in the Schools
  • Exclusionary Discipline and Civil Rights
  • Eviction and Its Impact on Student Performance
  • Immigration and Family Separation
  • Lesson plans on student civil disclosure and
    the obligation of schools to set policy for social media in and outside of the classroom

 

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September 2019 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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We are pleased to start the 2019-20 school year off with the September Law Wise.

This is an exciting school year with critical issues and candidate debates leading up to the November 3, 2020 U.S. presidential election. This issue prepares you with things you need to know about voting.

Inside this issue:

·       The passage of the 26th Amendment

·       The Impact of the Youth Vote

·       Why Vote? Lesson Plan

·       Design a Candidate Advertising Campaign Lesson Plan

Reminder: We encourage you to share this free resource and encourage others to receive Law Wise via email by subscribing at: www.ksbar.org/lawwise

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

 

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May 2019 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Thursday, May 16, 2019
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We are pleased to provide for you the final issue of Law Wise for the 2018-19 school year.

In recognition of the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this issue explores:

  • Cases that paved the way for the Brown decision
  • An iCivics lesson plan that highlights segregation and the 14th Amendment
  • A lesson plan on the impact of Mendez v. Westminster in the fight against segregation in American schools
  • A dozen resources to learn more about Brown v. Board of Education

Enjoy your summer!


This publication is brought to you by the Kansas Bar Association and funded through a grant from the Kansas Bar Foundation.

 

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April 2019 Law Wise

Posted By Nicolas L. Shump, Friday, April 5, 2019

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Greetings Educators & Students. 

 

In this issue…

  • Show me the Money: The Big Business of College Athletics
  • Sports and the Law
  • Lesson Plan:  Antitrust Labor Law and Sports
  • Lesson Plan: Paying College Athletes − Should college athletes get paid or be allowed to receive sponsorship money?
  • Financial Literacy: How to Adult

The May issue of Law Wise will highlight the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

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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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