Attorney Sherman Teaches Civics Class.

Recently, as one of the Florida Lawyers participating in the Florida Supreme Court, Justice Teaching Program, I was invited to teach a civics class to students in fifth grade through high school.  The class was presented with a lesson called, “The Invaders.”  It is brilliantly designed to immerse the students in current issues and their relationship to the United States Constitution.

Based upon the lesson plan and my forty years of experience as a trial lawyer, I presented and discussed the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, called “The Bill of Rights.”

  • We talked about the most basic rights, like religious freedom, free speech, possessing guns, free press, jury trials, sanctity of the home, and the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
  • We discussed why each of these rights were important to the founders of our country.
  • I presented news articles relating to those rights in today’s world.  For example, how religious rights were restricted and controlled in many countries, and how our Supreme Court found that citizens’ rights to possess guns could not be infringed by gun control legislation.
  • The students were then asked to each chose five rights to keep, to the exclusion of the other rights. They were next put into groups of five, and the group was asked to choose a spokesperson and the five rights that the group, as a whole, chose to keep
  • Finally, the spokesperson from each group, reported to the assembly about which rights the group chose and why.

At the end of the class, the students had done all best essay writing help of the things that our citizens should do.  They became informed on pertinent issues, they voted on their choices, and they elected their representatives.  What a marvelous lesson in civics.  If you have questions or concerns about Civil Law or Civil Litigation in the Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida area, call Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire, at (954) 489-9500.  Please look at our qualifications set forth on our website.