“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political…These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.”

Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

Do you need something to teach?  Right now?

Have your students read the quote and decide what the words say about the man.

See below for a list of short stories that explore the idea of justice.

The List

Course: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Word Count: 485 words

Reading Level: secondary

Genre: historical fiction

Summary: No one is safe during the Reign of Terror. Not even the innocent. A young woman is brought before a revolutionary tribunal to face…justice? 

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Course: The Risen

Word Count: 1,888 words

Reading Level: secondary

Genre: fiction

Summary:  In a world that’s about to be torn apart, a young man learns a valuable lesson…in fear.