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The Bill of Rights : a living document

Author: Rhonda FabianJerry BaberFelipe Gorostiza-ArroyoJason HazewoodFabian-Baber, Inc.All authors
Publisher: Lawrenceville, N.J. : Cambridge Educational, ©2002.
Series: Milestone documents.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brief animations introduce key issues. Civics experts explore the complexity of individual rights versus the "common good" in discussions about hate speech, school newspapers, random drug testing, gun control, and terrorism. Historical segments explain Colonial Militias, the Intolerable Acts, freedom of worship, the rights of accused persons, and the origins of the idea of individual rights. Argues that the Bill of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Fabian; Jerry Baber; Felipe Gorostiza-Arroyo; Jason Hazewood; Fabian-Baber, Inc.; Cambridge Educational (Firm)
OCLC Number: 271655549
Notes: At head of title: Cambridge Educational.
Originally produced as an educational film in 1997.
Credits: Camera, Rhonda Fabian, Jason Hazelwood.
Performer(s): Host, Felipe Gorostiza-Arroyo.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 24 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: Interpreting the Bill of Rights --
Is the Bill of Rights anti-Democratic? --
Right to bear arms and early militias --
Right to bear arms and the NRA --
Interpretation of Right to privacy --
Rights of the accused --
Constitution : a living document.
Series Title: Milestone documents.
Responsibility: producer, Jerry Baber ; written and directed by Rhonda Fabian ; Fabian-Baber Communication production.

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Brief animations introduce key issues. Civics experts explore the complexity of individual rights versus the "common good" in discussions about hate speech, school newspapers, random drug testing, gun control, and terrorism. Historical segments explain Colonial Militias, the Intolerable Acts, freedom of worship, the rights of accused persons, and the origins of the idea of individual rights. Argues that the Bill of Rights is a vital living document and that all citizens share the responsibility to understand, protect, and uphold it. With on-screen class discussion questions.

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