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Virtually tour Arizona Detention Centers & Juvenile Courts.

ACTIVITIES FOR K-4

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17 Apr, 2020
CAST YOUR VOTE!

Arizona Law Day contest has begun!

  1. Go to the contest page
  2. Choose a grade level for the contest located on the left side of the screen
  3. Find your favorite picture and click on it 
  4. It will take you to a page to vote. Find your favorite picture and click on the circle directly below it.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page to click on “submit” 

You have voted!

Share this link so others can vote too. You may vote one time each day for the same picture, but you can vote for more than one picture on any day. Voting will close at Midnight on April 30th and the winner will be announced on Law Day, May 1st. The winner from each grade level will receive an Ipad.

16 May, 2019
LAW DAY CONTEST WINNERS

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Law Day Contest!

There were many great submissions and you can see them all listed in there galleries here, but there was only one winner from each category. 

Grade K-2 – Superhero Bubblegum by Noelle (Mrs. Domkus)

Grade 3-5: Rainbow Girl – Defender of Free Press by Briana (Ms. Layne)

Grades 6-8: Macaroni Boy – Defender of Free Society by Tyler (Mrs. Taigen)

Grades 9-12 – Comic Strip by Jose (Ms. Gonzaga)

Each winner will receive an iPad.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry we hope to see everyone again next year!

 

17 Mar, 2020
EDUCATIONAL FUN

Now that you have some extra time on your hands, since Arizona’s Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction announced that all Arizona schools will be closed, you may need to find some new things to do. Don't worry, we have you covered. Here is a list of some fun but still educational activities.

Enjoy!

 

18 Oct, 2019
TIKTOK TROUBLE

TikTok, formerly Musical.ly, may be in trouble with the law again. TikTok is an app that allows users to create short videos with special effects, filters, music. etcetera and then upload them to their app for the public to view. Recently, TikTok settled a case for $5.7 million in response to allegations that they violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Now, they could be in trouble for copyright theft according to the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA). According to Music Business Worldwide, the NMPA president sent a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio; in it he stated,“We hope that if Congress looks further into matters relating to TikTok that copyright theft is included in the scope of its examination." TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, which is why the NMPA needs Congress to intervene in the situation.  A spokesperson from TikTok responded to the allegations stating, "TikTok has broad licensing coverage across the music publishing industry covering many thousands of publishers and songwriters and millions of copyrights, and has paid royalties since its inception." If you want to know more about copyright law, how it effects you and why its important read "Copyright" or you can read a real case in "Copyright Law and the Fair Use Doctrine" (Don't worry its not as dry as it sounds.)

13 Jul, 2017
21 TO SMOKE

Over the decades a lot has changed about smoking it's: prevalent use, impact on health, the tools we use with it, even what we call it.  The once widely popular habit took a nose dive when people realized the harmful effects of smoking. The first lawsuit against cigarette manufactures started in the 1950s and people have been continuing to fight for protections from the tobacco industry ever since. This time the fight is coming from a group of local high school students who call themselves, DCrew more formally known as the Cochise County Youth Health Coalition. This group spread the word about the harmful effects of tobacco and asked for the buying age of tobacco to be raised form 18 to 21 in the Douglas, Arizona. DCrew was able to provide valuable statistics and information in April to the mayor who listened to their proposal and passed their recommendation on July 12th. Douglas is now the second city in Arizona, behind Cottonwood, to pass this new protection but we can bet they will not be last as the trend spreads through the state and across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

26 Oct, 2018
JUST A COWGIRL FROM ARIZONA

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the United States Supreme Court, wrote a letter to the public not only to inform it of her diagnosis but also to remind us that, “It’s not enough to understand, you got to do something.” Those are the words she lives by and  told her own three sons countless times. For her, “There is no more important work than deepening young people’s engagement in our nation.” So, after retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, she continued to effect change through the creation of iCivics; a website created to help youth better understand the core principals of civics and government through interactive games and curricula. As she leaves public life to battle the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s, she reminds us again how important it is to help, “young people understand their crucial role as informed, active citizens in our nation.” Sandra Day O'Conner was just a "young cowgirl from the deserts of Arizona" who believes you have to do something and she became the first woman U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If a young person from Arizona can do that, imagine what you can do?

To read her full letter click here or visit ICivics here

 

 

03 Feb, 2020
ICIVICS AZ REGIONAL E-TOURNAMENT

January 30th, 2020, marked a historic event in iCivics history when it hosted their first ever virtual iCivics AZ Regional Tournament. Over 300 students across Arizona participated in the event. Students competed in teams and played the online iCivics game Counties Work. Counties Work is a games that has players manage local government, evaluate citizen requests and maintain a balanced budget. Of the 109 teams that participated 16 will move on to the State E-Tournament that will be held on March 3rd, 2020. To see a list of those competing in the state tournament click here or to try Counties Work for yourself.

 

10 Oct, 2019
DRIVERLESS DRIVING

If you're 16 right now, you may already have your driver license; but chances are the generation after you may never need one. In the past, learning the laws in the drivers manual and getting your driver license was an important step that was craved by teenagers for the freedom and autonomy driving provided. It allowed you to get from point A to point B without having to rely on someone else; hop in the car, turn the key (another thing that has gone by the wayside) and off you went. However, technology, has changed that by providing us apps like Uber and Lyft that allow you the ability to summon a driver on a whim and now it has gone another step further with Waymo and Tesla leading the way in automated self driving technology. Waymo announced in an email to its Phoenix Metro users that they soon, "may experience one of it's driverless rides!" Tesla also recently launched its "Smart Summon" technology which allows the vehicle to drive without a driver up to 200 feet on private property. Thanks to Executive Order 2018-04, Arizona is allowed to have driverless vehicles as long as they are in, "full compliance with all the applicable traffic and motor vehicle safety...laws and regulations of both the Federal Government and the State of Arizona". It is estimated that by 2021 this type of artificial intelligence (AI) will make driving yourself a thing of the past. Find out more about AI and its possibilities in Artificial Intelligence: Will it be a Boon for Mankind or a Disaster?

26 Jul, 2016
DANGERS IN DRIVING ON PROM NIGHT

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2014, 2,270 teens ages 16-19 died in motor vehicle accidents . That is equal to six teens dying in accidents every day. Teenagers actually drive less often than all age groups, except for the oldest group of drivers, but the fatal crash rate for ages 16-19 is three times higher than drivers 20 and older.

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24 Jan, 2018
UNICORN HAIR, FIDO DON'T CARE

Unicorn hair and all the colors in-between have become a fun trend over the years so it is only natural that we want to share our expressive style with "man's best friend." However, this fun fad may come with some deadly risks. Hair dye seems so common that we forget that it is a chemical and if left on too long can cause injury and it can be even worse for an animal. One dog owner in Florida realized this when attempting to dye a Maltese mix purple and nearly caused the dogs death. The dog, now called Violet, suffered sever burns and injuries and had to be anesthetized from her painful wounds to allow her to heal. Luckily, she was able to pull through and is doing well with her new owner. Animal Services is using Violet's story to let others know that what seems like an awesome idea can quickly turn into a tragic situation. See Violet's full story here, beware some images are graphic in nature. Further, in Arizona you could also be committing a crime under Arizona's animal cruelty statue A.R.S. 13-2910, for recklessly inflicting unnecessary physical injury to an animal.  So, keep the dye for your do, and ask your vet before deciding to doing any style improvements to your pet. 

 

 

PARENTS GET INFORMED!

STATISTIC 6
More than half of 12th graders surveyed reported driving a vehicle while texting or talking on the phone in 2020.
- Arizona Youth Survey
STATISTIC 5
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) injury statistics for 2020, motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Risk factors such as inexperience, nighttime, and weekend driving, not using seat belts, distracted driving, speeding, and alcohol use ae among the reported risk factors.
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Opportunities and rewards for prosocial involvement, and belief in moral order were the most reported protective factors from youth grades 8, 10, & 12.
- Arizona Youth Survey
STATISTIC 8
  Over 50% of 8, 10, & 12th grade students reported placing a bet or gambling in 2020.
- Arizona Youth Survey
STATISTIC 9
Low or no perception of risk of drug use, rewards for antisocial behaviors and low school commitment were the most reported risk factors from youth grades 8, 10, & 12.
- Arizona Youth Survey 2020
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Common signs of teen drug abuse may include drop in grades or school attendance, loss of interest in activities, poor hygiene, missing curfew, unusual tiredness, and secretive behavior. For more information see www.Drugfree.org.
STATISTIC 10
Children are most vulnerable to Child Sexual Abuse between the ages of 7 and 13. Child sexual abuse can be physical or noncontact abuse. For more information see https://victimsofcrime.org.
STATISTIC 11
“When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. There are simple steps adults can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep kids safe." For more information see: https://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/on-the-spot.
STATISTIC 3
According to a 2021 census from Common Sense Media, YouTube ranks the highest among favorite websites among teens. 32% surveyed said they use the site at least once a week. Snapchat came in 2nd at 20%, TikTok and Instagram came in at 13%.
STATISTIC 2
46% of 13–18-year-olds reported listening to podcasts daily.
- Common Sense Media Census 2021
STATISTIC 1
The adolescent brain continues to develop until the mid-20s. The front part of the brain, prefrontal cortex, is one of the last brain regions to mature and is responsible for controlling impulses. For this reason, teens are more likely to engage in risky behaviors without considering the consequences.
 - National Institute of Health

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