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Photo of the Day – 10/22/15 (“Which Way Do We Go?”, 1967)

Daily Photo — “Which Way Do We Go?, 1967”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

1967. “Driving on the right side” September 3, 1967, known as Högertrafikomläggningen in Sweden was the day they changed the law to drive on the right hand side of the road. Photographer Unknown.

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Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Video of the Day – 4/18/13 (How Is Power Divided in the US Government?)

Daily Video — “How Is Power Divided in the US Government?

From TED a short 4-minute video that explains the separation of powers in the US government and the Constitutional powers of each of the three branches — Legislative, Executive, and Judicial..

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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 4/17/13 (50 Weird Laws)

Daily Video — “50 Weird Laws

From Mental Floss — You’ve always heard of some of the odd, archaic laws that somehow still sit on the books in different states, but did you know that you can actually be held to these if someone really wanted to?  Today’s video takes a quick, humorous look at 50 of these odd laws still on the books.

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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Pocket Law Firm — Constitutional Law App

Pocket Law Firm

With so much in the news lately about the Second Amendment and gun rights as well as general questions about the Constitutionality of pieces of legislation and the general rights that Americans enjoy, students need to be made aware of what rights they do and do not have under the Constitution and Pocket Law Firm can help.

Pocket Law Firm is an iPad only app that according to iTunes lets students “decide if potential clients have a right, match them with the right lawyer, and win the case. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm grows!”

The gameplay is very straight forward and similar to other games where you have to perform tasks in a certain amount of time   What is unique about Pocket Law Firm is that as a client enters the office to be paired with a lawyer, students have to determine whether or not they have a Constitutional right, given the case, and then they pair them with a lawyer who is an expert in that portion of the Constitution.  Cases are won and lost based on the proper assessment of a right and pairing with a lawyer.

As you progress through Pocket Law Firm, the lawyers attain new skills in Constitutional law and new lawyers with different skills can be added. Each case, when won or lost, also includes an explanation of the actual rights as defined by the Constitution and sometimes corresponding cases for further research.

I highly recommend Pocket Law Firm as not only a fun game, but also as a tool to allow students to assess cases based on the Constitution and to study where in the US Constitution those rights are granted or protected.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Apps, Tips & Tricks

 

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