Law and Individual Rights
Block B
(Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Wednesday
1 8/28

First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!

Thursday
2
8/29 United States v. Alvarez Read "Understanding the Federal Courts"
Pages 1 -6
Complete Worksheet Understanding the Federal Courts PacketUnderstanding the Federal Courts:  Part One Worksheet
Wednesday
3
9/4
Packingham v. North Carolina No Homework during Labor Day Weekend
Thursday

4

9/5
Introduction to U.S. Courts
Supreme Court Decision Making
Review Notes
Monday
5
9/9
Supreme Court Flowchart Work on Supreme Court Flowchart
Wednesday

6

9/11
Construct Supreme Court Flowchart Finalize Notes for Supreme Court Flowchart
Be Ready to Construct Flowchart
Thursday
7
9/12
Supreme Court Decision Making and McCullen v. Coakley Flowchart due at Start of Class
Monday
8
9/16
McCullen and Supreme Court Decision Making Review Notes
Wednesday
9
9/18
The Federal Judiciary & Supreme Court Read "Understanding the Federal Courts"
Pages 7 -14
Take Notes Understanding the Federal Courts Packet
Thursday 10
9/19
Jacobs v. Clark County School District Read First Amendment handout and answer questions
  First Amendment
Monday
11
9/23
The First Amendment:  Key Cases Review Notes
Wednesday
12

9/25

First Amendment & Hate Speech Study for Vocabulary Quiz
Finish First Amendment Key Case Flier
Thursday 13
9/26
First Amendment Case Opinions Study for Federal Courts Vocabulary QuizVocabulary Quiz
Monday
14

9/30

Intro. to Religious Freedoms Review Notes
Wednesday
15

10/2

Wrap-up Religious Freedoms cases
Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aya case
Read and annotate/margin note article How Ritual Chicken Sacrafices.... Article
Thursday
16
10/3
Intro. Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Read case backgrounder
Write 5 QUALITY questions about the case
Monday
17

10/7

Work on Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Work on Project
Wednesday
18
10/9
Work on Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Work on Project
Google Sides due by 11:59 pm
Thursday
19

10/10

Project Presentations Begin Prepare for Presentations
Honors:  Supreme Court Case Selection
Monday
X

10/14

No School - Columbus Day

Wednesday
20
10/16
PSATs No Homework during Break
Be prepared to present
Thursday
21
10/17
Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Be prepared to present
Monday
22
10/21
Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Study for Unit I Test
Wednesday
23
10/23
Unit I Test Complete Study Review Sheet
Study for Unit I Test
Thursday
24
10/24
Unit II [Equal Protection] Intro.
HBS Case Introduction:  Race, Justice, and the Jury System in Postbellum Virginia
Honors:  The Nine Review and Discussion Due
Monday
25
10/28
HBS Case:  Reading Period Continue Reading HBS Case
Wednesday
26
10/30
HBS Case:  Reading Period & Group Discussion Time Read HBS Case to page 9 by start of class
Thursday
27
10/31
HBS Case:  Prepare for Discussion Work on HBS Case Discussion Sheet
Monday
28
11/4
HBS Case:  Case Discussion Prepare for Discussion
Wednesday
29
11/6
Start Loving Movie Complete Harvard Survey HBS Student Survey
Thursday
30
11/7
Finish Loving Movie Work on Loving Discussion Questions  Loving Discussion Questions
Monday
X
11/11

No School - Veterans Day

Wednesday
31
11/13
Equal Protection
Brown v. Board of Education
Loving Discussion Questions Due Loving Discussion Questions
Honors:  Required Consultation Deadline
Thursday
32
11/14
Brown v. Board of Education Case Brief Watch Equal Protection Video and Take NotesEqual Protection Video
Monday
33

11/18

Understanding Scrutiny Tests Finish Brown v. Board of Education Case Brief
Wednesday
34
11/20
Applying Levels of Scrutiny to Equal Protection Clause Cases Korematsu Case Discussion QuestionKorematsu
Thursday
35
11/21
Elevator Pitch for a Supreme Court Case Review Notes
Monday
36
11/25 Begin Discrimination and the Courts Project Review Notes
Wednesday
37
11/27 Finalize and Deliver Elevator Pitches Write and Rehearse Elevator Pitch
Thursday
X
11/28

No School -- Thanksgiving Break

Monday
38 12/2 Work on Discrimination and the Courts Project No Homework during Break
Wednesday
39
12/4
Work on Discrimination and the Courts Project Work on Discrimination and the Courts Project
Thursday
40
12/5
Begin Discrimination and the Courts Project Presentations Work on Discrimination and the Courts Project
Monday
41

12/9

Discrimination and the Courts Project Presentations Review Notes
Wednesday
42
12/11
Finish Discrimination and the Courts Project Presentations Current Case Profile QuestionsCurrent Cases
Honors:  Slide Show Rough Draft Due (Optional)
Thursday
43
12/12
Debate & Propose Current Case Complete Graphic Organizer for Project Cases
Monday
44
12/16 The Case of Ralph Tortorici Review Notes
Wednesday
45
12/18 Kahler v Kansas Writ of Certiorari Honors:  Slide Show Final Draft Due
Thursday
46
12/19
Kahler v Kansas Case Conference:
Looking at Briefs
Writ of Certiorari Response in Google Classroom

Winter Break

Monday
47
1/6 Amici Curaie Review No Homework During Winter Break
Wednesday
48
1/8
Oral Arguments -- First 1/2 Amici Curaie (2 Briefs or 3 for Honors) Due
Thursday
49
1/9
Oral Arguments -- Second Half Newsela Article [Read and Take Quiz]
Monday
50
1/13 You are the Justice!
Determining your "Side" in Kahler Case
Review Notes
Kahler v. Kansas Case Page Link [Click on the Link]
Wednesday
49
1/15
Developing your Case Opinion 1) Be able to explain Dur Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
2) Create a list (minimum of 30 terms) from the course to be used in the final case preparation/discussion

Honors:  Deadline to Present Supreme Court Case
Thursday
50
1/16
Finalizing your Case Opinion
Preparing for Case Discusccion
Write Kahler v. Kansas Opinion
Prepare for Final Case Discussion
Monday
X
1/20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Final Assessment -- Wednesday, January 22