CHANGE OF PLANS! Due to the Republican Primary Debate, we're going to jettison the Patriot Act writing in favor of setting up our political blogs, and getting ready to watch the debates. Yes, you're going to be required to watch the debates.
Jess is here to check and review transcripts with you.
Set up Blogs!
See the Blog FAQ Handout for how to do this. Make sure to email the url to Lori!
Blog Post 1!
For your first blog post, you're going to do some thinking before the Republican Primary Debate. You should go to one or more of the following resources:
Familiarize yourself with the issues the candidates are grappling with. Which of these main issues do you think is the most important issue facing our nation today? Why? Now, choose a candidate who will be participating in the debate tonight, and look at their position on the issue. Respond to it. What is their position? What points do they make that have merit? Where is their position weak to you? What questions do you have?
Focus Groups (45 minutes)
You will need:
1. A pen and paper
2. A notetaker/scribe
3. The Focus Group Protocol
4. Focus groups should run roughly 45 minutes.
Socratic Seminar: What is the appropriate balance between national security and civil liberties?
HOMEWORK: None. Come to class tomorrow with a computer ready to go for an in-class writing assignment on one of the seminar questions.
Starter 1: 9/11 montage footage above. You'll need a pencil and a piece of scratch paper.
Mini-Lecture: The Patriot Act (Lecture notes on my DP Docs page)
Focus Groups (60-70 min)
HOMEWORK: Finish the Primary Source Analysis (see docs page for handout and documents). DUE: Tuesday, 9/15
AND NOW...A NOTE FROM YOUR TEACHER...
Hey everyone. I have caught the pestilence from my child (I'm clocking in at 102.3, if anyone is tracking these things), so I'm going to avoid being a plague monkey and stay home today. Please email me if you have any questions about what you're supposed to do today. And be ready to hit the ground running on Friday, because we're going to tackle 9/11 and the Patriot Act- a fitting extension of our privacy work so far.
DP and Self-Assessment
DP Update: Street Law Mini-Project
Starter 9- Plan
Project Work Time!
You have the rest of class to work on your exhibition piece. Use your time wisely!
Finish your mini-project! DUE THURSDAY.
Starter 8- Rubric Check In
Look at the rubric linked above. For question 1, please comment DIRECTLY on the Google Doc. Questions 2 and 3 should be answered in your starter document. Writing in BLUE is from the morning class, writing in RED is from the afternoon class.
Project Work Time!
You have the rest of class to work on your exhibition piece.
Work on project. DUE THURSDAY, at the start of class. That means that posters need to be ready to print, videos are finalized and ready to show, and performances are ready to go.
Questions of the Day
Starter 7: Rubric Brainstorm!
By the end of class
Project Support Groups
Get in groups of four.
Student Presenter Main Points
Support Panel Guiding Questions
HOMEWORK: Do what you need to do this weekend to make sure your project is beautiful by the start of class next THURSDAY.
Starter 6: Project Ideas
You have lots of options for work time today. You can…
Homework: Solidify your project topic and idea for peer workshops tomorrow.
Starter 4- Carroll v US
Questions of the Day
Handout: The Motor Vehicle Exemption from the Warrant Requirement
Youtube video: Police Encounters for Dummies (38 min)
Truth versus Perceived Truth
Police generally have a more advanced understanding of your legal requirements than you do. Let’s watch this guy deal with the border patrol. He knows his rights, and uses them to be kind of a jerk. I don't advocate doing this yourself in ANY way, but it is interesting insofar as the legal language/officer reaction is concerned. Border Patrol Video (15 min)
Questions for Police Officers
Street Law Project Brainstorm
Use the resources on my DP to craft a vision for your project. Think about the following 2 things:
HOMEWORK: None. Enjoy your night!
Essential Question: To what extend do my rights change when I walk into school?
Starter 4- Pop Quiz!
We'll take a brief quiz on what we learned yesterday. Usually, these will be graded, and will be entered into the "Are you learning stuff?" category in the gradebook. Today we'll grade it, but it will not count – it is for you to gauge your own learning. On the reverse side of the quiz is a summary of all the content we covered yesterday. Don't look, or the quiz results will tell you nothing about how effectively you are learning.
Schools and Privacy
Try your luck ruling in 6 different cases of student 4th Amendment rights. Tell us what you think, then we'll discuss. (Extra copies on Docs page)
Student Case Law Simulation
Real Life Scenario!
To show me the knowledge you have gained, write a 3 paragraph ruling on the scenario you just discussed in your group. Your ruling should address the arguments for the student, the arguments for the school, and your final ruling (with your reasoning). Use all of your knowledge you've gained so far to make this ruling! Make sure to write in well-structured paragraphs, and to proofread carefully before turning this in.
Share or email me the typed document before the start of class tomorrow. I will be grading it based on completion, content knowledge, and the strength of your reasoning.
Finish Written Ruling (see details above). Share or email to Lori. DUE: Start of class, Wednesday.
Lesson plans posted daily. Come here to see what you missed, find instructions, etc.