Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 4  (65% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/18 – # of A’s: 23, # of F’s: 30

•2nd 6 Week Current Project now underway – score begins effecting grade on 4/19 and becomes final on 5/3 – if you had less than a 70% on the 1st 6 week project, you may turn in more than 100 pts the 2nd 6 weeks until you raise the 1st 6 week score to a 70%

•If you missed class on 3/21, make-up assignment is here (under activities): http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2019/03/20/cwi-for-thursday-321/

•Write Your Rep project, pt 3 – due to turnitin.com on 4/12 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NSIgUaBs64JQtnEgxxb-8tvdG0bO090S/view?usp=sharing

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Quiz 4, Friday, 3/29

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review last class

3.Big Wig #19 – Department of Homeland Security – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tkbrygbTqEO9z4GT7GJjtKTtvRov7TLu/view?usp=sharing

4.West Wing #15 – “Celestial Navigation” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZ1ZPZlB2Y3ZaRlk/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.Susan B Anthony is most famously remembered as an advocate for women’s rights, but like many in the 19th Century suffragette movement, she was also passionate about what 2 other political issues?  As she said (and her life story demonstrated),  if you want to change the world, you have to not care about what?

2.A judge will often allow you to be free before and during your trial, but only after you put up a sum of money, called ____________, which you lose if you don’t return.   What does the 8th Amendment require of this practice?

3.What role do bondsmen play in the justice system?  Bondsmen are not government agents, so why are they involved?  Sometimes they hire “bounty-hunters” – when?  Why?

4.All states have “implied consent” laws, which require drivers to do what?  What happens in Washington State if you refuse?

5.Some claim that “implied consent” laws violate the 5th Amendment – how/why?

6.In Washington State, when can you be forced to submit to a BAC test?  Why do lawyers say that refusing to take the test doesn’t really help your case?

7.In Washington State, you can be charged with Driving Under the Influence even if you’re not actually driving –  under what circumstances?

8.What does the exciting cable TV channel called CSPAN allow you to do?

9.Advocates of education reform point out that half of new teachers do what within 3 years?  Why is that a problem? What is a proposed solution to the problem?

10.Presidents often are leery of making promises – why?  Give an example of a promise a president has made that he later regretted.

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Identify the job responsibilities of the Homeland Security Secretary as well as the current nominee and his qualifications for office

*Explain the job of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, who currently has that job, and what they’ve done with it

*Explain what “inflation” is, why it happens, and what strategies the US uses to control it

*Explain the problem of “racial profiling” in terms of the 14th amendment, including the problem of enforcing the right stated in the amendment

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 5  (65% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/18 – # of A’s: 23, # of F’s: 30

•2nd 6 Week Current Project now underway – score begins effecting grade on 4/19 and becomes final on 5/3 – if you had less than a 70% on the 1st 6 week project, you may turn in more than 100 pts the 2nd 6 weeks until you raise the 1st 6 week score to a 70%

•Final Deadline for all work from the 1st 6 Weeks: Friday, 3/22 – I will take nothing for credit after then

•If you missed class on 3/21, make-up assignment is here (under activities): http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/linthwaiteslittlehouseofhorrors/2019/03/20/cwi-for-thursday-321/

•Write Your Rep project, pt 3 – due to turnitin.com on 4/12 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NSIgUaBs64JQtnEgxxb-8tvdG0bO090S/view?usp=sharing

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Retake Quiz 3 by Friday, 3/22

•Quiz 4, Friday, 3/29

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review death penalty assignment questions

3.West Wing #15 – “Celestial Navigation” – take 1 ½ pg notes – my notes:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQZ1ZPZlB2Y3ZaRlk/view?usp=sharing

Review Questions:

1.David Dow, a death penalty lawyer in Texas who’s represented more than a 100 condemned people in his career, gave a TED talk in which he acknowledged that capital punishment is a controversial subject, but insisted there is something that everybody in that debate can agree on, which was what?

2.Dow describes a 4-step process in DP cases that all begin with a murder and end with an execution.  Until quite recently, he points out that condemned men in steps 2-4 had what serious problem?

3.Dow shows a graph depicting the annual number of death sentences carried out in Texas versus the number of new death sentences imposed.  What does the data show?  What does DOW conclude is the cause?

4.Dow says he can write the biography of virtually everyone ever given a death sentence because the vast majority of them have what in common?

5.Dow suggests 3 specific reforms that would be helpful in defusing the death penalty debate by alleviating the need for them altogether – what are 2 of them?

6.Dow quotes the old adage: “you can pay me now, or you can pay me later” to make what point about the death penalty?

7.Deathpenalty.procon.org breaks the overall death penalty into 10 smaller debates over reasons the DP is/isn’t justifiable.  What are 4 of them?
Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Express an informed and intelligent opinion on the death penalty

*Explain the purpose and mechanism of “implied consent” laws, as well as the arguments for and against them

*Explain the concept of bail, the 8th Amendments requirements for bail, and how the role of bail bondsmen in the system

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 6  (65% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/18 – # of A’s: 23, # of F’s: 30

•2nd 6 Week Current Project now underway – score begins effecting grade on 4/19 and becomes final on 5/3 – if you had less than a 70% on the 1st 6 week project, you may turn in more than 100 pts the 2nd 6 weeks until you raise the 1st 6 week score to a 70%

•Final Deadline for all work from the 1st 6 Weeks: Friday, 3/22 – I will take nothing for credit after then

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Tuesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 3 – due to turnitin.com on 4/12 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NSIgUaBs64JQtnEgxxb-8tvdG0bO090S/view?usp=sharing

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Retake Quiz 3 by Friday, 3/22

•Quiz 4, Friday, 3/29

Activities:

1.Sub Day Assignment: Our next episode of the West Wing involves racial profiling by police. To prepare, use your laptops to research and answer, in your own words, the following questions (turning them in when complete):

•What is racial profiling?

•Why is racial profiling controversial?

•Why is racial profiling a problem?

•Why is racial profiling a difficult problem to deal with?

•What are some examples of racial profiling cases and how were they resolved?

2. When done, you can work on Write Your Reps Part 3, the Current Event Project and either of the two previously assigned Death Penalty assignments

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Express an informed and intelligent opinion on racial profiling by law enforcement

 

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 7  (65% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/18 – # of A’s: 23, # of F’s: 30

•2nd 6 Week Current Project now underway – score begins effecting grade on 4/19 and becomes final on 5/3 – if you had less than a 70% on the 1st 6 week project, you may turn in more than 100 pts the 2nd 6 weeks until you raise the 1st 6 week score to a 70%

•Final Deadline for all work from the 1st 6 Weeks: Friday, 3/22 – I will take nothing for credit after then

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Tuesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 3 – due to turnitin.com on 4/12 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NSIgUaBs64JQtnEgxxb-8tvdG0bO090S/view?usp=sharing 

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Retake Quiz 3 by Friday, 3/22

•Quiz 4, Friday, 3/29

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Grade Conferences

3.Grade Conference Assignments:

•Individual Death Penalty Assignment (see last class activities for link and instructions)

•Write Your Rep, pt 3. (due to tii.com by 4/12)

•Current Events

•Any missing late work (final deadline this Friday)

•Watch Ted Talk: Lessons from Death Row Inmates – https://www.ted.com/talks/david_r_dow_lessons_from_death_row_inmates – link on website – write a 1 page reaction to the ideas expressed in the TED talk – what are the speaker’s point and what do you think about them? (will discuss and collect tomorrow)

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Design and execute a campaign to pressure a public official to address an issue you care about

*Express an informed and intelligent opinion on the death penalty

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 8  (65% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/17 – # of A’s: 23, # of F’s: 33

•2nd 6 Week Current Project now underway – score begins effecting grade on 4/19 and becomes final on 5/3 – if you had less than a 70% on the 1st 6 week project, you may turn in more than 100 pts the 2nd 6 weeks until you raise the 1st 6 week score to a 70%

•Final Deadline for all work from the 1st 6 Weeks: Friday, 3/22 – I will take nothing for credit after then

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Tuesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 3 – due to turnitin.com on 4/12 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Retake Quiz 3 by Friday, 3/22

•Quiz 4, Friday, 3/29

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Grade Conferences

3.Grade Conference Assignments:

•Individual Death Penalty Assignment (see last class activities for link and instructions)

•Write Your Rep, pt 3. (due to tii.com by 4/12)

•Current Events

•Any missing late work (final deadline this Friday)

•Watch Ted Talk: Lessons from Death Row Inmates – https://www.ted.com/talks/david_r_dow_lessons_from_death_row_inmates – link on website – write a 1 page reaction to the ideas expressed in the TED talk – what are the speaker’s point and what do you think about them? (will discuss and collect tomorrow)

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Design and execute a campaign to pressure a public official to address an issue you care about

*Express an informed and intelligent opinion on the death penalty

 

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 9  (60% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/10 – # of A’s: 16, # of F’s: 40

•2nd 6 Week Current Project now underway – score begins effecting grade on 4/19 and becomes final on 5/3 – if you had less than a 70% on the 1st 6 week project, you may turn in more than 100 pts the 2nd 6 weeks until you raise the 1st 6 week score to a 70%

•Final Deadline for all work from the 1st 6 Weeks: Friday, 3/22 – I will take nothing for credit after then

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Tuesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 3 – due to turnitin.com on 4/12 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Retake Quiz 3 by Friday, 3/22

•Quiz 4, Friday, 3/29

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Grade Quiz 3

3.Individual Death Penalty Assignment:

•Read the following article: https://deathpenalty.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=002000

•On a piece of paper, number 1-10 and, for each of the 10 sub-arguments in the death penalty, identify if you are pro or con and write 2-3 sentences explaining your position on that sub-issue

•If time permits, watch these two takes on the death penalty, the first a liberal, the second a conservative take, and see if that changes your position on the 10 sub-arguments above

•John Oliver (12:23 – heads up, there are a couple of potentially offensive words around 730 and 1200 – this is voluntary and you can skip those parts of course) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kye2oX-b39E

••Dennis Prager (5:18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnVZibrV6g

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Express an informed and intelligent opinion on the death penalty

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 11  (60% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/10 – # of A’s: 16, # of F’s: 40

•Current Event Project same 2nd Semester as for the 1st

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score currently in effect – score becomes final on 3/15

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Wednesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 2 – due 3/15 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Quiz 3, Friday, 3/15

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Individual Death Penalty Assignment:

•Read the following article: https://deathpenalty.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=002000

•On a piece of paper, number 1-10 and, for each of the 10 sub-arguments in the death penalty, identify if you are pro or con and write 2-3 sentences explaining your position on that sub-issue

•If time permits, watch these two takes on the death penalty, the first a liberal, the second a conservative take, and see if that changes your position on the 10 sub-arguments above

•John Oliver (12:23 – heads up, there are a couple of potentially offensive words around 730 and 1200 – this is voluntary and you can skip those parts of course) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kye2oX-b39E

••Dennis Prager (5:18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnVZibrV6g

Review Questions:

1.Who is the only Catholic president in American history?  A century of religious bigotry against Catholics made many Americans fear he would make his principal political advisor whom?

2.Only a few nations execute more of their citizens annually then the USA – name 2.

3.Nationally, what’s the average stay (in years) for a prisoner on “death row?”  Why that long?

4.According to the Supreme Court, are the following constitutional: executing teenagers? Using the “3-shot cocktail” for lethal injection? Electric chair? Firing squads?

5.In Atkins v Virginia, what did the Supreme Court said about executing people with “intellectual disabilities?”  Two recent cases involving this ruling in Texas though exposed what glaring defect in Atkins?

6.Attempting to extract modern laws from the Bible can be tricky because of the problems of translating into English.  For example, Hebrew scholars point out that the famous commandment “thou shalt not kill” really is more properly translated how?

7.The ___________ is the official residence of Russia’s president and, like “the White House” here in the USA, a slang term for the leader of that nation.

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Express an informed and intelligent opinion on the death penalty

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 12  (60% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/10 – # of A’s: 16, # of F’s: 40

•Current Event Project same 2nd Semester as for the 1st

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score currently in effect – score becomes final on 3/15

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Wednesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 2 – due 3/15 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Obamacare Debate – client opinions due to tii.com by midnight, Wednesday, 3/13 – sample lawyer briefs & judges opinions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFX_MhF99JHyDnGFQcDwmgCq858s_NRtCSKsy1WzQ5o/edit?usp=sharing – everyone’s debate role listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ws6aOElbQ-Ga9nQyc6g43EoiRWxR3vvC4SOb37TsebM/edit?usp=sharing  – if you missed the debate, to make up the lost participation points, read this article and take 1 page of notes/reactions/comments: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002752

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Quiz 3, Friday, 3/15

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Finish/turn-in West Wing #14 – “Take This Sabbath Day” – take 1 ½ pg of notes/reactions – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQVG40N013RDB2dXM/view?usp=sharing 

4.Individual Death Penalty Assignment:

•Read the following article: https://deathpenalty.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=002000

•On a piece of paper, number 1-10 and, for each of the 10 sub-arguments in the death penalty, identify if you are pro or con and write 2-3 sentences explaining your position on that sub-issue

•If time permits, watch these two takes on the death penalty, the first a liberal, the second a conservative take, and see if that changes your position on the 10 sub-arguments above

•John Oliver (12:23 – heads up, there are a couple of potentially offensive words around 730 and 1200 – this is voluntary and you can skip those parts of course) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kye2oX-b39E

••Dennis Prager (5:18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnVZibrV6g

Review Questions:

1.The federal agency responsible for taking care of the various needs of military veterans is called, for short, the ___________.  The current head of that department is named _______________.  He recently was tasked by an executive order to reverse what unfortunate phenomenon amongst veterans?

2.Other than healthcare, what are 2 services this department provides for veterans?

3.The department is still struggling with a scandal in 2014 in which what happened?

4.In many countries, the job of a judge in a criminal trial is to determine the guilt or innocence of an accused person.  In our country though, that job is instead given to whom?  What then is the job of a judge in a criminal trial?

5.As a large group, Christians are divided on the death penalty.  Why do some denominations oppose it?  Why do others support it? 

6.What is the current viewpoint of the Catholic church on the death penalty?  Of the Quaker faith?

7.Historically, Quakers were persecuted for their views on the death penalty and thus fled to America – what is another conviction they held that made them intensely unpopular in Europe? What did the Federal government do to Quakers during the Civil War (and every war since then)?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Compare and contrast the USA to other nations in terms of the death penalty

*Compare and contrast approaches to the death penalty used by the 50 states in the USA

*Explain the statistical evidence used by opponents of capital punishment that claim it is a racially biased punishment

*Explain constitutional arguments both for and against the death penalty

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 13  (60% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/10 – # of A’s: 16, # of F’s: 40

•Current Event Project same 2nd Semester as for the 1st

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score currently in effect – score becomes final on 3/15

•Bring a laptop and headphones this Wednesday and Thursday

•Write Your Rep project, pt 2 – due 3/15 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Obamacare Debate – client opinions due to tii.com by midnight, Wednesday, 3/13 – sample lawyer briefs & judges opinions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFX_MhF99JHyDnGFQcDwmgCq858s_NRtCSKsy1WzQ5o/edit?usp=sharing – everyone’s debate role listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ws6aOElbQ-Ga9nQyc6g43EoiRWxR3vvC4SOb37TsebM/edit?usp=sharing  – if you missed the debate, to make up the lost participation points, read this article and take 1 page of notes/reactions/comments: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002752

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Quiz 3, Friday, 3/15

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Big Wig #18 – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EYou_yjoHEKNSRqA5SsDwSaDrr0edA68/view?usp=sharing

4.West Wing #14 – “Take This Sabbath Day” – take 1 ½ pg of notes/reactions – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQVG40N013RDB2dXM/view?usp=sharing 

Review Questions:

1.The smallest cabinet department is the Department of ____________, which many prominent conservatives have said they’d like to see destroyed, because ___________.

2.The head of that department is ______________ -an interesting thing about her is:

3.How was her Senate confirmation historic?  Her detractors are convinced she wants to completely dismantle the mission of her department by supporting what instead?

4.What is the main tool this department uses to compel states to cooperate with it?  One of the main laws it enforces is known as Title IX, which demands what?

5.National studies of the role of race in capital punishment reveal that a black man is ______ (much more likely/slightly more likely/equally likely/much less likely) to be sentenced to death for the same crime committed by a white man.  A 2010 New York study deduced that the race of the _________ and the __________ also effected death penalty sentences.

6.The most relevant part of the Constitution in the death penalty debate is the 8th Amendment – what does it protect us from?  What’s the problem with this right, as it’s described in the amendment?

7.What days of the week does the US NOT execute people?  What time of day are executions usually performed?

8.What does the Jewish Torah (also called the Old Testament by Christians) say about capital punishment?  What did the ancient Jewish book of law, the Talmud, do about capital punishment? Israel has only once used capital punishment in their 70 year history – who for?

9.Our country used to do executions in public, often before large crowds – why don’t we do that anymore?  Other than prison officials, what’s one kind of person still allowed to watch executions in America?

10.Who’s the last president to commute a death sentence?  What explains the rarity of commutations?

11.The 2016 case Foster v Chapman considered the problem of peremptory challenges in death penalty cases.  What does a peremptory challenge allow a lawyer to do? Foster ruled that lawyers could not use their peremptory challenges to do what (though it conceded it is very hard to prove when this is occurring)?

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

*Identify the job responsibilities of the Veteran Affairs Secretary as well as the current office-holder and his qualifications for office

*Compare and contrast the USA to other nations in terms of the death penalty

*Compare and contrast approaches to the death penalty used by the 50 states in the USA

*Explain the statistical evidence used by opponents of capital punishment that claim it is a racially biased punishment

*Explain constitutional arguments both for and against the death penalty

Announcements:

•Days to Spring Break: 14  (60% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/6 – # of A’s: 9, # of F’s: 48

•Current Event Project same 2nd Semester as for the 1st

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score currently in effect – score becomes final on 3/15

•Write Your Rep project, pt 2 – due 3/15 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Obamacare Debate – client opinions due to tii.com by midnight, Wednesday, 3/13 – sample lawyer briefs & judges opinions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFX_MhF99JHyDnGFQcDwmgCq858s_NRtCSKsy1WzQ5o/edit?usp=sharing – everyone’s debate role listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ws6aOElbQ-Ga9nQyc6g43EoiRWxR3vvC4SOb37TsebM/edit?usp=sharing  – if you missed the debate, to make up the lost participation points, read this article and take 1 page of notes/reactions/comments: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002752

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Quiz 3, Friday, 3/15

Activities:

1.Brainfood/Learning Targets

2.Review Last Class

3.Big Wig #17 – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZfXeshT4uVBfiUvZfn6WYdWf7pTzkNeC/view?usp=sharing

4.West Wing #14 – “Take This Sabbath Day” – take 1 ½ pg of notes/reactions – my notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-SAwXa67qaQVG40N013RDB2dXM/view?usp=sharing 

Review Questions:

1.Aggravated first degree murder is the only capital crime in Washington State – what are 2 examples of this crime?

2.In 2018, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled capital punishment was unconstitutional – why?

3.Who performs more executions, the states or feds?  What’s an example of a federal capital crime?

4.Studies which compare states that do and don’t use the death penalty in terms of their overall murder rate make what conclusion?

5.In 1995 a research poll asked police chiefs across the nation to rank the solutions they thought most likely to prevent or discourage violent crime – what did they think was the best solution?  Which were they least interested in?

6.After the Supreme Court turns down your death penalty appeal, your only hope lies in the ___________, who has the power of the pardon, which means what?

7.That official also has the power to order a “stay,” which means what?  He/she can also order a “commutation,” which means what?

8.The Supreme Court says that some accused people have a right to a PD – what’s that?  Who did the Court say had that right? 

9.Why did the court say people have the right to a PD? What’s wrong with the PD system today?

10.What does it mean to say a lawyer is working “pro bono?”

Learning Targets (What You Ought to be able to Do by the End of Class):

•Days to Spring Break: 15  (60% of year complete)

•Grades Updated on:  3/6 – # of A’s: 9, # of F’s: 48

•Current Event Project same 2nd Semester as for the 1st

•1st 6 Week Current Event Project now underway – score currently in effect – score becomes final on 3/15

•Write Your Rep project, pt 2 – due 3/15 – explanation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1flL_EB3FBDsFP0QkTJEuO-wlC83H-SfD

•Reminder: If you have an unexcused absence, you can not make up any assignments missed on that day, nor recover lost participation points – at the end of each 6 week grading period I remove credit for any assignments you have unexcused absences for, so get them cleared by then

•Obamacare Debate – client opinions due to tii.com by midnight, Wednesday, 3/13 – sample lawyer briefs & judges opinions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFX_MhF99JHyDnGFQcDwmgCq858s_NRtCSKsy1WzQ5o/edit?usp=sharing – everyone’s debate role listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ws6aOElbQ-Ga9nQyc6g43EoiRWxR3vvC4SOb37TsebM/edit?usp=sharing  – if you missed the debate, to make up the lost participation points, read this article and take 1 page of notes/reactions/comments: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002752

•Free MMR vaccine available in March – info here: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/feb/26/free-mmr-vaccinations-offered-at-march-clinics/

•Thinking of pursuing a career in education? Apply for my unions’ future  educator scholarship by May 24.  Application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrhaFH2MGogw3QeAAMJrbrTbc1m2eAJf/view?usp=sharing

•Retake Quiz 2 byFriday, 3/8

•Quiz 3, Friday, 3/15