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November 15, 2012

Justice Teaching
TALLAHASSEE JUSTICE TEACHING VOLUNTEERS spent Constitution Day with fifth-grade students at Sealey Elementary School. During their visit, Chief Deputy City Attorney Lew Shelley, center, and Assistant City Attorney Louis Norvell, right, with the assistance of Florida State University College of Law student Logan White, left, presented an interactive Justice Teaching lesson plan that required students to consider a number of fundamental rights guaranteed by the federal Constitution and to choose which rights they considered to be of greatest importance. During the session, the students selected freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the protection against cruel and unusual punishment as three of the rights they value most. Norvell and Shelley noted that this Justice Teaching exercise is not predesigned to reach a certain outcome, which is borne out by the fact that the rights selected by students vary each time the lesson is presented. Norvell said each time he visits Sealey, “The students are attentive, interested, and enthusiastic.” For more information about Justice Teaching and how to become a volunteer, visit www.justiceteaching.org.

[Revised: 04-22-2013]