Law and Individual Rights
Block C

(Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Wednesday

1

9/1
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!

Friday

X
9/3 Labor Day Weekend -- No School
Monday
X
9/6
Labor Day -- No School
Wednesday
2
9/8 1. Wrap-up National Coalition of Men v. SSS Case
Review Notes
Friday
3
9/10 United States v. Alvaraz Decision Making Deadline to Submit the following:
Syllabus Confirmation Form and Honors Contract
Read Understanding the Federal Courts (1-6)
Complete Worksheet
 
Monday
4
9/13
Decision Making and United States v. Alvaraz 
Supreme Court Justices Introduction
Review Notes
Wednesday
5
9/15
Supreme Court Justices Baseball Cards Review Notes
Friday

6

9/17
Introduction to the Federal Court System   Finish Baseball Cards, if necessary
Complete The Judicial Branch in a Flash on Classroom
Monday
7
9/20
SCOTUS Justices' Ideology
If You were a Supreme Court Justice...How Would You Decide?
Review Notes
Wednesday
8
9/22
Wrap-up How Would You Decide? 
Begin SCOTUS Decision Making Flowchart
Finish Case #1 of How Would You Decide?
Friday
9
9/24
Begin SCOTUS Decision Making Flowchart Read AND Annotate SCOTUS Decision Making Handout
Monday
10
9/27
Work on  SCOTUS Decision Making Flowchart Work on Flowchart
Wednesday
11
9/29
Work on  SCOTUS Decision Making Flowchart
First Amendment Introduction
Work on Flowchart
Friday 12
10/1
An Issue for Today:  Armstrong v. Hunter Complete Harvard Survey (See Classroom)
First Amendment Document & Questions
Monday
13
10/4
Developing Arguments and Looking at Precedents:  Armstrong v. Hunter Review Notes
Wednesday
14
10/6
Using First Amendment Terminology
Writing Your Brief:  Armstrong v. Hunter
Work on Amicus Curiae Brief
Friday 15
10/8
Oral Arguments:  Armstrong v. Hunter Finish and Submit Brief by 7:45 AM
Monday

X

10/11 Columbus Day -- No School  
Wednesday
16
10/13
Freedom of Speech Case Explanations
Introduction to Freedom of Religion
No Homework during Break
Friday 17
10/15
Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye Case Read Article and Complete Google Doc on Classroom

Monday
18
10/18
Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye Review Notes/Study for Quiz
Wednesday
19 10/20 Vocabulary Quiz
First Amendment Case Project
Study for Vocabulary Quiz

Friday 20
10/22
Work on First Amendment Case Project Complete Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye flier
Monday
21
10/25
Work on First Amendment Case Project Review Notes
Wednesday
22
10/27
Finish slideshow and create note cards Slideshow draft due by Start of Class
Friday
23
10/29 First Amendment Case Project Presentations Begin FINAL Slideshow due by Start of Class
Prepare for Presentations
Honors:  The Nine due by Start of Class (Late work not accepted)
Monday
24 11/1 First Amendment Case Project Presentations Prepare for Presentations
Wednesday
25
11/3
Wrap-up Case Presentations
Review for Test
Study for Unit Test
Work on Test Support Document

Extra Credit Option due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 3

Friday
26
11/5
Unit I Test Study for Unit Test
Honors: Supreme Court Case Proposal due by start of class
Monday
27
11/8
Begin Unit II [Equal Protection]
RBG Movie Part I
Review Notes
Wednesday
28 11/10 Finish RBG Movie No Homework Due
Friday
29
11/12 Brown v. Board of Education RBG FlipGrid
Monday 30
11/15
HBS Case Introduction:  Race, Justice, and the Jury System in Postbellum Virginia Review Notes
Wednesday
31
11/17 HBS Case:  Reading Period Read Case
Finish Reading/Annotating by End of Class
Friday 32
11/19
HBS Case:  Reading Period & Group Discussion Time Case Discussion Questions (See Classroom)
Monday
33
11/22
HBS Case:  Prepare for Discussion Prepare for Case Discussion
Wednesday
34
11/24 Field Trip Background & Questions Case Evaluation & Feedback
Friday
X
11/26
Thanksgiving -- No School  
Monday
35
11/29
Equal Protection and Levels of Scrutiny Field Trip Permission Slip
Wednesday
36
12/1
Field Trip to Moakley Federal Courthouse Regents v. Bakke Case (See Classroom)
Friday
37
12/3 CCMI v. Amazon.com Case Analysis Review Notes
Monday
38
12/6
Equal Protection Elevator Pitches Review Notes
Wednesday
39
12/8 Equal Protection Cases Project Introduction & Case Work in Class No Homework
Friday
40
12/10
Equal Protection Cases Project Work in Class Complete/Submit Case Guide
Monday
41 12/13 Equal Protection Cases Project Work in Class Complete/Submit Opinion Worksheet
Wednesday
42
12/15
Equal Protection Cases Project Presentations Work on Project
Honors:  Research Project Slideshow due by Start of Class
Friday
43
12/17
Equal Protection Cases Project Presentations Prepare for PresentationC
Monday
44 12/20 Creating Quizzes about Your Case Finish Creating Quiz
Wednesday
45
12/22
Case Wrap-up and Quizzes Study for Equal Protection Case Quizzes

Winter Vacation -- No School

Monday
46 1/3

No School -- COVID Snow Day

No Homework during Winter Vacation
Wednesday
47 1/5 Current Case Questions and Selection No Homework -- COVID Snow Day
Friday 48 1/7 Writ of Certiorari and Amicus Briefs Writ or Certiorari Response
Monday
49
1/10 Oral Arguments Work on Briefs
Wednesday
50 1/12 Begin Forming Opinion Opinion Worksheet
Friday 51 1/14 Work on Poster Work on Poster
Monday
X 1/17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- No School  
Thursday X 1/20

Final Justice Presentations {8:06 - 9:36}