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Personal Best
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Format: DVD
Length: 13:30 Minutes
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned
Price: $15.00
All Men are Created Equal…

Freedom and equality are spelled out in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Signed in 1776, it says "all men are created equal."

Those words weren't always backed up with action. Numerous groups experienced discrimination that prevented individuals from achieving their personal best. The 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution outlawed slavery and guaranteed equal protection under the law.

But segregation and discrimination against various groups continued afterwards, in blatant violation of the Constitution. Other steps have been taken to rectify it. But those steps have had unintended consequences.

Are the words in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution now reality? How can each individual achieve their Personal Best?

Personal Best covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including ELA and Social Studies for Grades 7-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
Subject Areas:
Business / Family & Consumer Science
Economics
U.S. History / Government & Civics
Topics:
Affirmative Action
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Civil War
Discrimination
Diversity
Equality
Individuality
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Personal Goals
Segregation
U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence
izzit.org Resources For This Program:
Table of Contents (also included in DVD)
Teacher's Guide (also included on DVD)
Transcript
Other Resources:
Price: $15.00
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