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Thanks Wendy and Judy-This is a good site.  My sociology students are
creating their own families (mother, father or less traditional with kids).
 Then they have to respond to situations that are presently in the
legislature that affect families.   I found bunches of great info under the
"Street Law:" section that will provide good 'fodder' for responses from
the point of view of the family they've created.  This is a fun project.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Marta Brooks
At 08:40 AM 1/12/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Received this from one of our reference librarians.  I haven't checked out
>the site yet, but thought it too good not to mention.
>Judy
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>This free News Brief from CivicMind.com offers you timely resources 
>for teaching about law and civics.  You may read News Brief online at:
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>Best wishes,
>Wendy
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