Law and Individual Rights
Period E

(Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Tuesday
1
1/29

First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!

Wednesday
2
1/30
Introduction to the U.S. Courts
The Bill of Rights
Read "Understanding the Federal Courts"
Pages 1 -6
Complete Worksheet Understanding the Federal Courts PacketUnderstanding the Federal Courts:  Part One Worksheet
Friday
3
2/1
Supreme Court Decision Making Read "Understanding the Federal Courts"
Pages 7 - 14
Take Notes and Underline Understanding the Federal Courts Packet
Tuesday

4

2/5
Supreme Court Decision Making Flowchart Review Notes
Honors Contract Due
Wednesday
5
2/6
Supreme Court Decision Making Flowchart Work on Flowchart
Friday

6

2/8
The Federal Judiciary and Courts Flowchart due at start of class
Tuesday
7
2/12
National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie 432 US 43 (1977) Review Notes
Wednesday
8
2/13
Supreme Court Decision Making and the Village of Skokie Case Finish Argument - Be Ready to Talk
Friday
9
2/15
Case in the Supreme Court
Federal Courts Vocab. Quiz
Federal Courts Vocabulary Quiz Federal Courts Vocabulary Quiz
Syllabus Confirmation Form Due
February Break
Tuesday
10
2/26
Intro. Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project No Homework during February Break
Wednesday
11
2/27
Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Work on Project -- Show Evidence
Friday
12

3/1

Landmark First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Project Work on Project -- Show Evidence
Tuesday
13
3/5
Tinker v. Des Moines
Texas v. Johnson
Bethel School District v. Fraser
Google Slides due by 3/4 @ 11:59 p.m.
Prepare for Presentations
Wednesday
14

3/6

Virginia v. Black
Santa Fe ISD v. Doe
Lukumi Babalu Aye v. Hialeah
Jacobs v. Clark County School District (2008)  Jacobs v Clark County School District
Prepare for Presentations
Friday 16

3/8

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris
Study for Unit Test
Prepare for Presentations
Tuesday
17
3/12
Unit I Test Study for Unit Test
Wednesday
18

3/13

Begin Unit II [Equal Protection]

Start Loving Movie

Korematsu v. United States  Korematsu
Friday
19

3/15

Finish Loving Movie Loving Day #1 Discussion Questions Loving Day #1 Discussion Questions
Tuesday
20
3/19
Unit II [Equal Protection] Intro.
HBS Case Introduction:  Race, Justice, and the Jury System in Postbellum Virginia
Review Notes
Wednesday
21

3/20

HBS Case Work:  PreQuiz and Reading Read HBS Case Pages 2, 3, and top of 4
Friday
22

3/22

HBS Case Work:  Reading and Case Orientation Read HBS Case Assigned Pages
Tuesday
23
3/26
HBS Case Work:  Group Discussions Read HBS Case, if necessary
Wednesday
24
3/27
HBS Case Work:  Final Preparation Write Questions for Section on Case Document
Friday
25
3/29
HBS Case Discussion Prepare for HBS Case Discussion
Tuesday
26
4/2
Case Debrief
Brown v Board of Education
Review Notes
Wednesday
27
4/3
Equal Protection and Brown Sign in to Google Classroom and Complete Video Assignment
 
Google Classroom Invite
Friday
33
4/5
Arguments in Brown Complete Brown Key Arguments Poster
Tuesday
34
4/9
Ghosts of Ole Miss Review Notes
Wednesday
35
4/10
Writing a Case Brief Read Excerpts from Brown II and Answer Questions Brown II
Friday
36
4/12
Analyze Case Briefs Finish Case Brief
April Break
Tuesday
37
4/23
Discrimination Cases Project Introduction / Work in Class No Homework during April Break
Wednesday
38
4/24
Discrimination Cases Project Introduction / Work in Class Work on Case Brief Document
Friday
39
4/26
Discrimination Cases Project Introduction / Work in Class Work on Opinions Support Document
Tuesday
40
4/30 Discrimination Cases Project Presentations Begin Prepare for Presentation
Wednesday
41
5/1
Friday
42
5/3
Tuesday
43
5/7
Wednesday
44
5/8
Friday
45
5/10
Tuesday
46
5/14
Wednesday
47
5/15
Friday
48
5/17
Tuesday
49
5/21
Wednesday
50
5/22
Friday
51
5/24
Tuesday
52
5/28
Wednesday
53
5/29
Friday
54
6/1
Tuesday
55
6/4
Wednesday
56
6/5
Friday
57
6/7
Tuesday
58
6/11
Wednesday
59
6/11

Final Exams