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posted Mar 14, 2013, 5:15 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 6:01 AM ]
Day 32--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able explain the many rights guaranteed in the First Amendment. I will use the text to review the last chapter, working with one or two other students to identify key features of my assigned area.I will review one specific feature of the First Amendment and then explain it to othersThis is a formative assessment. I need to complete it carefully to provide material I will need later for my summative assessment. 

We begin with a QUIZ over last night's homework called "Due Process of Law" (517-520). Use your assignment to do your best. Remember: you can retake it later if you don't like your score. Check your email afterward and you should see your score as well as help for finding any of the answers you needed. Spend a few minutes reviewing any missed questions so you have the material next time you need it.

With last night's assignment, we moved into the 4th Amendment. But before leaving the First Amendment completely behind, we'll do a little review that should help you see how all those rights really work. 
You'll be working on ONE area of the chart linked below, but you'll be working on a traditional paper copy, so find a pencil, grab a textbook, and get ready to go.
Use the text (Chapter 19, pages 490-511) to find your assigned topic and quickly review the key concepts related to it. Then, use the information to give a brief description of your assigned area. Try to break it down into a specific "rule" or concept that someone else could easily read and understand. 
After working on your own for awhile, you'll be able to join with others who are working on the same concept. 
Once you and your partners have settled on the answer you want, ask for a larger copy of your section, and use your best handwriting to write, in black ink, what you've decided on. (Others will be reading what you write, so make it easy to read. Fill the space provided if you can).

Finished? Great. Take a few minutes to read this article about a man who is challenging a Maryland law in the Supreme Court. 
Be ready to answer/discuss these questions:
  1. What happened to Alonzo King to make him claim his rights had been violated?
  2. According to the article, how is the topic discussed similar to fingerprinting, and how is it different?
  3. How many Justices are named in the article? Who are they? (and how many weren't named? who are they? -- you'll need to do some quick searching to answer that one)
  4. What do you think about this case? Should people who are under arrest be subject to such searches? Why or why not? When SHOULD such searches be allowed?
Resource: Video explaining 4th Amendment rights -- Mapp v. Ohio

HOMEWORK TONIGHT: Due Monday, March 18. 
The Rights of the Accused (Ch. 20.3, pgs 528-535)
  1. writ of habeas corpus
  2. bill of attainder
  3. ex post facto law
  4. grand jury
  5. Gideon v. Wainwright (533)
  1. What rights of an accused person are guaranteed in the 5th Amendment? (529-530, 534-535)
  2. What rights of an accused person are guaranteed in the 6th Amendment? (530-533)
  3. How did the Miranda rule come into being? (535)
Peter Knowles,
Mar 14, 2013, 5:15 AM