* What constitutes free speech? * How does the national Bill of Rights apply to states? * Do the courts "legislate from the bench"? * What forms of speech are protected? * How is the 1st Amendment affected in times of crisis? * What constitutes "establishment"? What are the limits of "free exercise"? What is "equal protection" under the law? What is ] procedural due process? * How has the interpretation of the equal protection clause changed over time? * How have laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and affirmative action influenced our understanding of the clause?
Videos & Activities
Civil Liberties Discussion Points (What we discussed/I spoke about after the civil liberties v rights brainstorm) PPT For this unit, view and take notes from the Civil Liberties section Exclusionary Rule DBQ Free Speech & Discussion Chronology
Sub Plan Fri 12/6: In pairs or solo, sign up for a Supreme Court Civil Rights Case on the sign up sheet. Go to the Internet (Oyez , Street Law, & Find Law will be beneficial. Complete a Case Briefing- include the items specified on the handout. Type your response in a 1 page AP level response using a Google Doc- share it in a view/edit settings with your partner and myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also bring in a printed version to the sub, Mr. Leonard, on Monday. Be sure to cite your source(s) in MLA format. You will present your case on Monday. I will post a sample on my layover- taking off. Case Brief Sample: http://www.lawnix.com/cases/marbury-madison.html **** Be sure to write your own brief and DO NOT PLAGARISE!!!!**** ** How to create & Share a Google Doc blog post (in case you forgot) **
For this unit, view and take notes from the Civil Rights section
Mon Lesson: Finish briefs and email them to email@example.com. Students will begin presentations and take notest HW: Incorporation handout
Tues Lesson: Finish brief presentations. Go over Incorporation Handout with this PPT.
Wed & Thurs Lesson: Watch the Civil Rights videos below and take notes. After each video, discuss main points in table groups and then briefly as a class. Try to connect the topic to current events or other historical situations.