In 1963, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that state courts are required under the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment to provide counsel to individuals charged in criminal cases who cannot afford their own attorney. To learn more about the constitutional, legal, political, and practical implications of this landmark decision, view this vibrant and insightful discussion between students and a panel of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders. To find a more detailed program description, program objectives, time-coded program agenda, related national curriculum standards, pre-program learning activities, post-program learning activities, related web resources, and related video clips, click on the Program Materials link on the right side of this page.
Interact with veterans who have served America in a variety of ways. Learn what it’s like to serve in your nation’s armed forces, fight in combat, return from war, and then, as a veteran, continue to serve in...
Be part of the mission to rendezvous with Comet Encke. Use your scientific, problem-solving and decision-making skills to deal with unexpected and unpredictable objects in the Solar System that come your way.
Winner of the St. Louis Challenger Learning Center Logo contest is 11-year old Megan Mathews, PROBE student from the Ferguson-Florissant School District.
View a live performance of “The Very Last Green Thing,” an opera written for young people and performed by young people. Then find out what questions of the students had for the director, set designer and cast...
Why explore? Students will get a chance to answer that question for themselves and listen to the answers of others as they meet a mountain climber and go back in time to the world of Daniel Boone.
Better understand the food you eat. Meet a health coach and a farmer, explore a farm, shop at a farmer’s market, discover what it’s like to be an urban chicken farmer.
Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright. was live from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis. Students interacted with our panel of judges, prosecutors, and public...
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