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ABCs of the Rule of Law
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This activity asks students to provide rule of law words for each letter of the alphabet. When all letters have been completed, the teacher may ask students to look for common themes that reflect key principles of the rule of law. Teachers may choose to use this activity as a springboard for discussing the rule of law or as a review.

Subject:
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Economics
English Language Arts
History
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Law
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
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Instructional Resources
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/06/2013
Annotated List of Suggested Visual Arts
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The Center's Annotated List of Suggested Visual Arts currently contains 16 works of art which we have annotated to show how they might be used to teach the rule of law. After each entry you will find a link or links to the image and other useful information to use with your classes. (Please note that some of these links may have expiration limits unknown to us that will require teachers to conduct their own search for the image.) In some cases we have suggested pairings of works based on common rule of law-related themes. We also encourage you to use the REED-LO Scaffolding Approach to Art (http://www.ruleoflaw-vba.org/uploads/1/5/7/7/15777460/rol_project_site_-_reedlo_1.pdf) and the REED-LO Matrix templates (https://www.thecenterforruleoflaw.org/uploads/1/5/7/7/15777460/reed-lo_matrix.pdf) to create your own lesson plans for these works. If you create your own lesson plans and wish to share them with us, we will add them to the site with full attribution to you as developer of the plan.

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American Studies
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Art History
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Graphic Arts
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Visual Arts
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Data Set
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
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Rule of Law and the Visual Arts
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2012
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law: Supplemental Texts for Teachers
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Teachers will find resources for examining American art as a vehicle for teaching American history and culture; resources that address foundational documents from Western Europe that influenced the American Founders as they struggled to create a new nation; and works that address the rule of law concept and its connections to such related issues as justice, good and evil, right and wrong, freedom and responsibility, equal rights, fairness, and citizenship.

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American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
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Rule of Law Readings and Documents
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2009
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law: Teacher Foundation Readings
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The resources found here include political documents that trace the evolution of democratic liberal thought from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the mid-nineteenth century. These works represent the seminal ideas of writers who influenced the establishment of liberal democracy, constitutionalism and the concept that would become the rule of law.

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Political Science
Social Science
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Primary Source
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Rule of Law Readings and Documents
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Challenges of Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses
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This is adapted from a program created by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert S. Ballou.  The following activity exposes students to the timely issue of sexual misconduct on college campuses.  While not every student will attend college, every student should understand their personal rights protected by the Bill of Rights.

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American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Law
Political Science
Social Science
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Simulation
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
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Instructional Resources
Author:
Robert Ballou
Date Added:
08/31/2017
George Washington: Indispensable Visionary
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This PPT focuses on Washington’s advocacy of the rule of law and addresses the tension between Washington’s view of government and Jefferson’s view, tension inherent in the rule of law between those who see the rule of law as a formal instrument that keeps government working and those who see the rule of law as a reflection of fundamental of principles human rights and justice.

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American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
History
Social Science
U.S. History
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Interactive
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
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PowerPoints
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
06/21/2017
George Washington: Man of Vision, Visions of the Man
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Originally presented at the Inaugural Constitution Institute at George Washington's Mount Vernon. This PowerPoint examines the life and vision of Washington and the contributions he made to establishing a democratic republic based on the rule of law.

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American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
History
Social Science
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
PowerPoints
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
10/05/2016
Lady Justice
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This activity analyzes the image of Lady Justice.  Why is she blindfolded?  What do the scales represent?  Why is there a globe to her right?  How do her image and the observations the students make embody the basic principles of the rule of law?

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Arts and Humanities
Civics
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Instructional Resources
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
01/14/2014
The Law Rules
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Ten-minute video designed to introduce Middle School Civics students to the foundations of the Civil Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens of the United States of America through the concept of the Rule of Law. This video was produced by the Virginia Bar Association with funding support from the Virginia Law Foundation as part of the Rule of Law Project.

Subject:
Civics
Law
Social Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Author:
G. Michael Pace
Virginia Law Foundation
Virgininia Bar Association
Date Added:
08/31/2008
Learning Circles
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Learning circles place students in two concentric circles of equal numbers.  The inner circle contains commentators facilitated by the teacher, and the outer circle consists of recorders/observers facilitate by the visiting lawyer.  Commentators will discuss The Law Rules video and the observers will look for key ideas, issues, concepts, and questions.

Subject:
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Law
Literature
Political Science
Social Science
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Instructional Resources
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2016
Magna Carta Lessons
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A collection of instructional ideas that engage students in individual and group activities designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of Magna Carta's importance in the development of the rule of law, constitutionalism and self-rule.

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American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
World History
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Primary Source
Simulation
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Teaching Magna Carta
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2015
Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms: Visualizing the Rule of Law
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Originally a presentation for the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art, this PowerPoint uses selected works by Norman Rockwell to address the rule of law, civil rights, and human rights in America and the world.

Subject:
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
PowerPoints
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
03/29/2016
The REED-LO Matrix
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The REED-LO Matrix, a one page flowchart, allows students to record their thoughts as they formulate their interpretations to works of art. Using this graphic organizer, students respond to a series well-defined steps that help them engage the work on multiple levels that include Reacting, Embracing, Exploring, and Deciphering the work and then Locating the work in its historical context, and finally Opining, or offering an opinion regarding the work’s meaning.

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American Studies
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Art History
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Graphic Arts
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
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Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Rule of Law and the Visual Arts
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Date Added:
08/31/2016
The REED-LO Scaffolding Approach to Art
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REED-LO is an acronym for the steps a student must perform in order to formulate a viable interpretation of a work of art. These steps include Reacting, Embracing, Exploring, and Deciphering the work and then Locating the work in its historical context, and finally Opining, or offering an opinion regarding the work’s meaning. Each of these verbs is accompanied by a key question or a series of questions that prompt the student to begin an examination of the work of art and then, step by step, end with a more informed and coherent interpretation of the work. Used in conjunction with the REED-LO Matrix (https://www.thecenterforruleoflaw.org/uploads/1/5/7/7/15777460/reed-lo_matrix.pdf), a one page flowchart, this process , known as scaffolding, provides the structure and the support to assist students in finding a meaningful experience as they engage a particular work.

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American Studies
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Art History
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Graphic Arts
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Rule of Law and the Visual Arts
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Date Added:
08/31/2016
The Rule of Law & The Visual Arts
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This lesson discusses the rule of law as seen through the visual arts. Students will look at statues, buildings, and works of art and how they represent the rule of law.  Items include Lady Justice,  the U.S. Supreme Court building, and even the Center's logo.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Law
Social Science
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
PowerPoints
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2011
Rule of Law and National Security Mock Hearing
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You are a congressional committee advising the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on May 1, 2025.  Over the course of the past several years, the Agency has seen a rise in the occurrence of both domestic and international terrorism.  With increasing frequency, the groups responsible for this terrorist activity have sought to recruit United States citizens to join their organizations and engage in violent terrorist activity within the United States.

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American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Instructional Resources
Author:
Robert Ballou
Date Added:
11/30/2015
The Rule of Law and the Struggle between Democracy and Totalitarianism
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This lesson engages students to examine a painting by Robert Riggs from 1938 and a painting by Pierre Daura from ca. 1945. Through this exercise, students will examine the importance of the rule of law in relation to equality under the law and the dangers created through a totalitarian state that disregards the law and equity under the law. Students will examine a host of primary sources related to the works of art, including the poem that inspired one of the works. After discussing the paintings and comparing and contrasting their relationships with fascism, the students will create one of three different poems that relates to the Robert Riggs painting. The poem will be either free or rhymed verse and must use both symbolism and strong imagery to capture the emotional tone of the painting, as well as the subject of the painting.

Subject:
American Studies
Art History
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Graphic Arts
History
Law
Literature
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Visual Arts
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
Rule of Law and the Visual Arts
Author:
B. Scott Crawford
Date Added:
08/31/2016
The Rule of Law in America: Trying to Get It Right
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This PowerPoint provides an overview of the promise and disappointment of the rule of law in America. Beginning in the 17th century and continuing through the succeeding centuries to the present, we seek to show the promise of the rule of law and the consequences when reality fails to live up to the promise of the ideal.

Subject:
American Literature
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
Economics
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
PowerPoints
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
08/31/2018
A Short History of the Rule of Law
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An introduction to the concept of the Rule of Law beginning with its origins in classical thought through the medieval period to the Enlightenment and the American Revolution and modern political thought.

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American Literature
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
English Language Arts
History
Law
Legal History
Philosophy
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
PowerPoints
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
05/13/2020
Standing at the Crossroads: A Visual Journey of the Civil Rights Movement
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Inspired by Robert Johnson’s famous 1936 blues anthem “Standing at the Crossroads,” this PowerPoint uses the visual arts to depict the African American journey from “The Great Migration” of the early 20th century to the present. Along the way we will look at art, architecture, sculpture, cartoons, and monuments – yes, monuments. In the end, we hope you will come to appreciate that the African America experience isn’t just captured in words and deeds, but also in some very powerful, moving, and provocative art – art that tells the story of a journey that brings American society, again, to a crossroads.

Subject:
American Literature
American Studies
Arts and Humanities
Civics
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Provider Set:
PowerPoints
Author:
Timothy Isaacs
Date Added:
03/05/2019