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Standards Index: D2.Civ.1.9-12.

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Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of local, state, tribal, national, and international civic and political institutions.

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Can Race Be a Factor in College Admissions? SCOTUS Reconsiders Affirmative Action.

Students will examine contemporary and historical Supreme Court cases dealing with affirmative action.
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How a 1944 Supreme Court Ruling on Internment Camps Led to a Reckoning

Students will learn how the U.S. government imprisoned 120,000 people of Japanese descent, most American citizens, during World War II and the lasting impact of a related Supreme Court ruling.
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How the U.S. Has Treated Wartime Refugees

Students will examine the question of what obligation countries have to refugees. As Afghan and Ukrainian migrants settle in the U.S., this video asks whether refugee resettlement is better now than it was for the Vietnamese 50 years ago.
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Immigration in the 1990s: Proposition 187

Students will learn about the anti-immigration movement in California in the 1990s, and why it is relevant today.
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Midterm Elections: 1966 Midterms Signal a Realignment, Shaping Today’s Parties

Students will learn how Southern voters, once loyal to the Democratic Party, elected Republican candidates in 1966 as the two parties began to sort themselves into distinctly partisan camps.
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Midterm Elections: How 1994 Midterms Set Off an Era of Divisive Politics

Students will learn how the midterm elections, often a referendum on the sitting president’s agenda, can set the stage for future policy debates.
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Sanctuary Cities: An Uproar That Began Long Ago - Mini-Lesson

Students will learn about how as deportations of unauthorized immigrants rose under President Donald Trump, some churches and cities declared themselves sanctuaries and shielded migrants from immigration enforcement.
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Why Supreme Court Confirmations Have Become So Bitter: Mini-Lesson

Students will examine the nomination and confirmation process for Supreme Court Justices and learn why the judges often reveal so little.