17. Rights Revolution
Instructional objectivesStudents will be able to:
|• ||Recognize and analyze the dramatic growth of civil rights and liberties in the mid-20th|
|• ||Understand the role the Supreme Court played in extending rights and liberties|
|• ||Evaluate other forces behind the growth|
Students will work in small groups to develop in-depth presentations tracing the dramatic
growth in civil liberties and rights during the Rights Revolution of the mid-20th century.
Three class periods (you may give the groups more time to prepare their reports if necessary)
Rights Revolution (appropriate copy for each member of the groups)
Reserve the computer lab.
CLASS LAYOUT AND GROUPING OF STUDENTS
Students will work in small groups in the computer lab to research their material and develop
their presentations. The class will be in its usual seating arrangement for the presentation and
|1. ||Tell the class that in the years 1946–1975, the United States saw an unprecedented expansion in the protection of civil liberties and rights in a wide variety of areas, including:|
|• ||freedom of speech and religion|
|• ||criminal rights|