8:20-8:56 1st Period
8:59-9:35 2nd Period
9:38-10:14 3rd Period
10:17-10:53 4th period
10:56-12:12 NEST Meeting
Student Council Candidate Speeches and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly
Starter 16: Watch the CNN report on Morse v. Frederick (2002) aka “Bong Hits For Jesus”
Answer these three questions after watching the video:
1. Jeremy Bentham would support the Court’s ruling that the First Amendment does not protect the individual’s right to freedom of speech because we need to protect the greater good. How does the Court’s ruling protect the greater good?
2. J.S. Mill would say the Court’s ruling was morally wrong, because protecting individual liberty actually does benefit the greater good in the long run. How does protecting FREE SPEECH benefit the greater good in the long run?
3. The court ruled in favor of the school on this issue, thus using Bentham’s line of reasoning. How does this change the way you understand our protections under the First Amendment especially in the context of schools?
U.S. Constitution AGENDA
TODAY'S CORE QUESTIONS
Video: Crash Course US History and It's Too Late to Apologize
Let's look at the Bill of Rights!
1. List of grievances (complaints) to the King of England in the Dec. of Ind
2. Preamble to the Constitution + Bill of Rights
You'll be given the full text of the Bill of Rights, which includes the preamble of the Constitution plus the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
Annotation Exercise – Using only the preamble, annotate with an eye to answering the following questions.
Now, lets get started looking at the Bill of Rights:
A. With the Bill of Rights, Full Text: With a partner, read the Bill of Rights and try to put each amendment into “real” English. What does each individual amendment really mean? Can you put it all into one or two easily understandable sentences?
B. With the Bill of Rights in Plain English: When you are finished with the full text exercise above, look at the copy of the Bill of Rights in Plain English. How did you do? Cross-reference your 'plain English' definitions with mine, and adjust yours if you need to.
C. With the Bill of Rights Worksheet:
Final Class Discussion
Where do you see the moral philosophies coming through in the Bill of Rights and/or the preamble to the Constitution?
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School