Week of Monday, September 8 through
Friday, September 12
This week we will finish
up our learning about school desegregation and will
have some review activities that should help you to
make better sense of what we've been studying.
At the end of the wee we will begin our study of
student First Amendment rights, which will take us
into our first simulation project. As always,
please feel free to conference if you have questions
or if you just want to talk about the material.
Monday, September 8, 2014 (40 min)
Topic: Discussion of Swann.
Homework: Watch video about Boston
Busing Crisis on YouTube. Watch the first 30:25
of the video. You will answer questions about it
tomorrow in class.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (50 min)
Topic: Finish discussion of Swann as
needed; discussion of last night's video. Work in
groups to generate answers of discussion questions
(the groups are for your help, but every student
will write answers in their own words).
Homework: Finish answering discussion
questions. Everyone should submit written
answers to the questions by the start of class
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (45 min)
Topic: We will have some open discussion on the
topic of school desegregation, and bring the topic
up to date. Following that will be an
introduction to our activities for the rest of the
Thursday, September 11, 2014 (50 min)
Topic: We will be playing a computer game today
Argument Wars). If you have a computer of
your own, feel free to bring it to class,
otherwise we will use the library computers.
that you MUST do the following cases:
Brown v. Board of Education
Texas v. Johnson
Snyder v. Phelps
after that you can pick any other case EXCEPT
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier.
play four games in total. Please keep score
of each game and report them on the portal.
I need to know the scores to give you full credit
for the assignment.
a reaction to today's game on the class portal.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Topic: Introduction to the first
student freedom of speech case Tinker v.
Des Moines School District.
Following that will be information
about how Supreme Court Justices make their decisions.
Homework: The reading for Tinker v. Des
Moines School District is as follows:
EVERYONE should read the syllabus
LAST NAMES A-G should read the
by Justice Fortas, the concurrence
by Justice White, and the concurrence
by Justice Stewart
LAST NAMES L-U should read the
by Justice Harlan, and the dissent
by Justice Black.