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Justice Jackson and the Application of Universal Ethics

How do we truly know if something is moral?  Designed for the International Baccalaureate student and teacher, this unit is designed to offer students a detailed case study on how Robert H. Jackson led the allied efforts to apply a universal concept of ethical justice to Nazi officials captured at the end of World War II vis a vis the Nuremberg Tribunal.  Students will also consider the efficacy in developing UN International Tribunals and the International Criminal Courts.

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Checks & Balances- Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer

Two 40 minute lessons for Grade 11: United States History and Government classes including references to the DVD, Liberty Under Law, The Robert H. Jackson Story, websites, and student readings.

 

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Justice at Nuremberg

Four 40-minute lessons for Grade 11: United States History and Government classes complete with websites, handouts and suggested video clips from the DVD, Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story.

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The Flag Salute Case: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)

These three 45-minute lessons for grade 11 United States History and Government focus on student analysis of a landmark Supreme Court decision that continues to set a precedent for the Court today.

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The United States Supreme Court

This 120-minute lesson focuses on the history and operation of the United States Supreme Court.  Students will learn about the power of judicial review and how the court’s decisions impact society and their daily lives.

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Robert H. Jackson as United States Attorney General-Destroyers for Bases Agreement and Lend-Lease Act

In this 90 minute lesson, 11th grade students will examine reasons for the passage of the Neutrality Acts (1935-1937) and consider the national debate as a shift to pro-Allied policies including “cash and carry” and Lend-Lease.

 

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The Andrew Mellon Case: 1934-1937

One 60-minute interactive lesson for grade 11 United States History and Government class complete with websites and suggested video clips from the DVD, Liberty Under law:  The Robert H. Jackson Story.

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The Early Years – Life in Frewsburg & Jamestown, NY

Two 40-minute, interactive class lessons for a grade 11 United States History and Government classroom complete with photographs, handouts, and suggested video clips from the DVD, Liberty Under Law:  The Robert H. Jackson Story.

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Teacher’s Guide to Jarrow Biography of Jackson (includes Brown v. Board of Education)

A Teacher's Guide to Brown v. Board of Education.

 

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Evidence of a War Crime: Jackson, Nuremberg & Holocaust Denial

"We must establish incredible events by credible evidence." - Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief American Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trial.

The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.