Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Student Lesson: Comparison of Constitutions of the United States and Croatia

Students will debate whether a nation's constitution should permit it to take a citizen's life. Students will evaluate their personal views, examine the related points found in the Croatian and United States Constitutions, draft amendments, prepare argu

The student lesson was developed by the  Maryland Center for Civic Education  as part of the CIVITAS: An International Civic Education Exchange Program, administered by the Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, California. Maryland, Oregon, and California are partnered with the Ministry of Education and Sport, Republic of Croatia.

Authors: Lisa Hutchison, Natalija Palcic and Orval Foraker

Summary of the Lesson


Students will debate whether a nation's constitution should permit it to take a citizen's life. Students will evaluate their personal views, examine the related points found in the Croatian and United States Constitutions, draft amendments, prepare arguments for their adoption and revisit their personal views.

Objectives

Students should be expected to:

  • Analyze how constitutions may embody the core values and principles of a political system.

  • Provide a reference point for citizens to use in evaluating the actions of their government.

  • Provide students enough information that they will be able to compare U.S. and Croat core values.

Full Lesson:
http://www.marylandciviceducation.org/croatia/republiccroatia.htm

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