Today’s Morality and Politics of Justice Driving Questions:
What is Justice?
What is the difference between a just and unjust law?
How do security/liberty/equality play out in our legal system?
Intro to Law and Justice
Watch this short video explaining New York City's big gulp soda ban. Then choose 2 of the following 4 prompts. Write well-developed responses that show you're thinking about both sides of the issue but clearly defending your stance.
1. Four corners on starter prompts
2. Intro to Morality and Politics of Justice Essential Question #1: What is Justice?
Today's Key Terms:
JUSTICE (why are these definitions problematic?)
Food for thought: But why would someone protest laws? How do we determine which laws are protest-worthy? (review civil disobedience images-- what made these folks protest?)
3. Groups of 3-4 Discussion
4. SECURITY, LIBERTY, EQUALITY
As a group decide which of these following 3 statements you most agree with and then come up with a law that proves each statement true (past or present law). Lastly, write your law on the board under the correct column.
6. Read Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter From a Birmingham Jail"
Seminar Questions on Dr. King's Letter
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School