Author:
MSDE Admin, Beth Ann Haas, Robby May, Leah Renzi
Subject:
Law
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
9, 10, 11, 12
Tags:
Judicial Activism, Judicial Branch, Judicial Restraint, MSDE, MSDE SS, msde-ss
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
Language:
English
HS American Gov. EBAS Lesson Seed: Structure and Power of the Judiciary

HS American Gov. EBAS Lesson Seed: Structure and Power of the Judiciary

Lesson Overview

Lesson seeds are ideas for the standards that can be used to build a lesson.  Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction.  This lesson seed provides a compelling question and a bank of sources to use to drive an inquiry based lesson or a potential Evidence Based Argument Set (EBAS).  When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners.  Once you have built your lesson from the lesson seed, teachers are encouraged to post the lesson that has emerged from this lesson seed and share with others. Compelling question:Are the courts overstepping their role to interpret the law when they utilize a judicial activist philosophy?   EL Modification: highlight important vocabulary, add images to improve text comprenesion; consider adapting content, process and/or product based on Can Do WIDA Descriptors.

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