Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 15-19

United States History
The Bill of Rights

Monday: First Amendment: Rights contained in the First Amendment
Values served by protecting the First Amendment
Absolutist, Balancing and Categorical Approaches to protecting the First Amendment
Speech: What is it? Pure, Speech Plus and Symbolic
In notes, draw a continuum and label least to most protected speech.
What is protected and what isn't protected? Brainstorm.
Monday and Tuesday discuss "Time, Place, Manner" restrictions, libel and slander, "fighting words", "clear and present danger", obscenity and threats to security.
Tuesday -Thursday
Landmark Cases
Schenck v. United States
In notebooks: Draw a big question mark. Divide into six parts. Label each: Who? What? When? Why? Where? How? As I lecture, complete the question mark.
Tinker v. Des Moines
Activity: Classifying Arguments
Past blog post on First Amendment:
Worksheet (Complete in class)

Five Freedoms:
The 5 First Amendment Freedoms
The First Amendment says that people have the right to speak freely without government interference.

The First Amendment gives the press the right to publish news, information and opinions without government interference. This also means people have the right to publish their own newspapers, newsletters, magazines, etc.

The First Amendment prohibits government from establishing a religion and protects each person's right to practice (or not practice) any faith without government interference.

The First Amendment says that people have the right to appeal to government in favor of or against policies that affect them or that they feel strongly about. This freedom includes the right to gather signatures in support of a cause and to lobby legislative bodies for or against legislation.
The First Amendment says that people have the right to gather in public to march, protest, demonstrate, carry signs and otherwise express their views in a nonviolent way. It also means people can join and associate with groups and organizations without interference.

Continue reading from Dead Poets Society
Carpe Diem Posters
Present Posters on Thursday
Quiz on the book on Friday
(Setting, Plot, Theme, Characters)

World Studies
Blood Diamond Poster Project
(Create an Ad-Buster style poster illustrating the illegal diamond trade and its effects on the people involved)
Posters are due on Friday.

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