"American Skin" Song Analysis

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Students will explore their ideas about fairness in the American criminal justice system and the role of race and ethnicity by analyzing the depiction of the Amadou Diallo shooting in Bruce
Springsteen's song "American Skin (41Shots)." They will apply newly acquired knowledge about the protections and limits of the Fourth and 14th Amendment and law enforcement challenges to a reevaluation of their ideas about fair and equal treatment by the police.

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: American Democracy, Civics

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