Law and Individual Rights
(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

 

Day
#
Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Tuesday
1
9/5
First Day of the Course  -- Welcome!
Wednesday
2
9/6
Introduction to the First Amendment Read "Supreme Court Decision Making" -- Bottom of Page 30 - Middle of Page 34
Friday
3
9/8
The Supreme Court Today Answer Question #3 on Page 39
Tuesday

4

9/12
Introduction to the U.S. Courts
National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie
-- 432 US 43 (1977)
Review Notes
Wednesday
5
9/13
Charlottesville & Skokie First Amendment Homework  First Amendment Homework
Deadline to Submit Honors Contract
Friday

6

9/14
First Amendment and Free Speech Syllabus Confirmation Sheet  Syllabus Confirmation Sheet
Tuesday
7
9/19
Supreme Court Decision Flowchart Review Notes
Wednesday
8
9/20
Supreme Court Decision Flowchart Work on Flowchart
Friday
9
9/22
The Federal Court System Finish Flowchart
Tuesday
10
9/26
Supreme Court Decision Making
Freedom of Religion
Review Notes
Wednesday
11
9/27
Establishment and the Free Exercise Clause Complete First Amendment Questions
Friday
12

9/29

Landmark Supreme Court Case Project Finish Case Backgrounder
Tuesday
13
10/3
Landmark Supreme Court Case Project Work on Project
Honors - Supreme Court Case Selection Due
Wednesday
14

10/4

Landmark Supreme Court Case Project Work on Project
Friday
15

10/6

Final Touches for Presentations
Supreme Court Decisions
Prepare for Presentation
Tuesday
X

10/10

No School -- Professional Development Day

Wednesday
16
10/11
Begin Presentations Review Notes/Prepare for Presentation
Friday 17
10/13
Knowledge is Power:  What I've Learned... Read Article and Answer Questions
Tuesday
18
10/16
Wrap-up Case Presentations Review Notes/Prepare for Presentation
Wednesday
19
10/17
Freedom of Religion Organize Notes
Friday
20
10/19
Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah Read "Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah" and Prepare for Discussion
Tuesday
21
10/24
Unit I Test Study for Unit I Test
Wednesday
22
10/25
Begin Unit II [Equal Protection]
Harvard Business School Case Intro.
No Homework
Friday
23
10/27
Equal Protection Inroduction Read Assigned Pages of HBS Case Study
Honors - The Nine Due
Monday
24
10/30 HBS Case Discussion Case Prep. Review HBS Case Study
Wednesday
25
11/1
HBS Case Discussion Day # 1 Complete HBS Case Graphic Organizer
Friday
26
11/3
HBS Case Discussion Day # 2 Prepare for Case Discussion
Tuesday
27
11/7
HBS Case Discussion Day # 3 Organize Nots for Discussion
Wednesday
28
11/8
Understanding Scrutiny & Equal Protection Complete Google Classroom Assignment
Friday
X
11/10

No School -- Veterans' Day

Tuesday
29
11/14
"A Scrutiny Cheat Sheet"
Loving -- Part 1 Start Film
Review Notes
Wednesday
30
11/15
Loving -- Part 2 Finish Film Answer Assigned Discussion Questions
Friday
31
11/17
Creating a flier about Loving v Virginia Answer Day #2 Discussion Questions
Honors - Research Consultation Deadline is ****Monday, November 20****
Tuesday
32

11/21

Discrimination and the Court Review Notes
Wednesday
33
11/22
Landmark Cases:  Discrimination and the U.S. Supreme Court Work Day #1 Work on Project
Friday X
11/24

No School -- Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday
34 11/28 Landmark Cases:  Discrimination and the U.S. Supreme Court Work Day #2 No Homework during Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday
35
11/29
Landmark Cases:  Discrimination and the U.S. Supreme Court Work Day #3 Landmark Cases:  U.S. Supreme Court Case Guide Due
Friday
36
12/1
Landmark Case Project Presentations Landmark Cases:  Opinions Support Points Due AND Prepare for Presentations
Tuesday
37

12/5

Landmark Case Project Wrap-up Presentations Prepare for Presentations
Wednesday
38
12/6
Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Introduction Read Oyez Masterpiece Cakeshop summary and write opinion
Friday
39
12/8
Supreme Court Arguments Complete U.S. Supreme Court Case Guide 
Tuesday
40
12/12 Masterpiece Cakeshop -- Rational Basis Review Notes
Wednesday
41
12/13 Mr. Krieger Out of School
Prepare for Field Trip
Honors - Research Project Rough Draft due
Friday 42
12/15
Field Trip -- U.S. District Court Prepare Questions for Chief Judge Saris
Tuesday
43
12/19
Trinity Lutheran Church / Citizens United
Masterpiece Cakeshop -- Writ of Certiorari
Review Notes
Wednesday
44
12/20
Masterpiece Cakeshop -- Amicus Briefs Writ of Certiorari Response
Friday
45
12/22
Masterpiece Cakeshop -- Amicus Briefs Read Assigned Amicus Brief(s)
Submit Comments

Winter Break

Tuesday
46
1/2 Analyzing Amicus Briefs No Homework during Winter Break
Wednesday
47
1/3
Final Amicus Briefs Analysis
FlipGrid Recording/Viewing
Complete Anaylsis #2 for Amicus Briefs
Friday
48
1/5 Snow Day Create your Amicus Briefs Template
Tuesday
49
1/9 Honors Presentation #1
Petitioner's Oral Argument
Honors - Research Project Final Draft due
Wednesday

50

1/10
Honors Presentation #2
Respondent's Oral Argument
Work on Amicus Briefs Templates
First Four Due
Friday
51
1/12
Honors Presentation #3
Introduction to Final Assessment
Work in Final Assessment
Work on Amicus Briefs Templates
Second Four Due
Tuesday
52
1/16
Work in Final Assessment
Prepare for Justices' Conference
Work on Amicus Briefs Templates
All 12 Due
Wednesday
53
1/17 Work in Final Assessment
Prepare for Justices' Conference
Honors - Deadline to Present Research Project to Class
Friday
54
1/19 Justices' Conference Prepare for Justices' Conference
Tuesday
55
1/23
Work in Final Assessment Work in Final Assessment

Final Assessment -- Friday (1/26) 10:00 - 11:30