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As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
~James Madison, 1792
These lessons are updated daily throughout the school year and are designed for middle and high school students. Each lesson includes a news article and discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions, and stimulate class discussion. In an attempt to offer variety, the two daily articles often are of different lengths and reading levels and occasionally offer different perspectives on an issue or event.
Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
From: Washington Examiner
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters (16.1)
From: CBS News
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ (10.7)
From: New York Times
Monday, April 14, 2014
The ’77 Cents on the Dollar’ Myth About Women’s Pay (10.1)
From: Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 11, 2014
Limits on Ivory Sales, Meant to Protect Elephants, Set Off Wide Concerns (12.7)
From: The New York Times
Thursday, April 17, 2014
From: USA Today
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
From: USA Today (AP)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
From: HLN
Monday, April 14, 2014
From: Think Progress
Friday, April 11, 2014
From: Wall Street Journal
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