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
  Honors:  The Nine Review and Discussion Due
Monday
25
10/28
   
Wednesday
26
10/30
   
Thursday
27
10/31
   
Monday
28
11/4
   
Wednesday
29
11/6
   
Thursday
30
11/7
   
Monday
X
11/11

No School - Veterans Day

Wednesday
31
11/13
  Honors:  Required Consultation Deadline
Thursday
32
11/14
   
Monday
33

11/18

   
Wednesday
34
11/20
   
Thursday
35
11/21
   
Monday
36
11/25    
Wednesday
37
11/27    
Thursday
X
11/28

No School -- Thanksgiving Break

Monday
38 12/2    
Wednesday
39
12/4
   
Thursday
40
12/5
   
Monday
41

12/9

   
Wednesday
42
12/11
  Honors:  Slide Show Rough Draft Due
Thursday
43
12/12
   
Monday
44
12/16    
Wednesday
45
12/18   Honors:  Slide Show Final Draft Due
Thursday
46
12/19
   

Winter Break

Monday
47
1/6    
Wednesday
48
1/8
   
Thursday
49
1/9
   
Monday
50
1/13    
Wednesday
49
1/15
  Honors:  Deadline to Present Supreme Court Case
Thursday
50
1/16
   
Monday
X
1/20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Final Exam