This is where you get to the central part of the issue.Essential QuestionThis is the beginning of your presentation
Research• Historical Documents- Constitutional Principles• Landmark Cases This is where the research shows different positions• News/current events and historical evidence. Gather Details.• Positionshttp://www.streetlaw.org/en/home
Research -Constitutional Principles• What Constitutional Principles apply to your issue?• Primary Source Historical Document – This is where you include text from the constitution to support your essential question. 1st Amendment, Bill of Rights Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
Research – Landmark Case• Landmark Case – What court cases or government policies have dealt with your issue? – Include information from a Landmark Case and at least one other related court case. This may take more than one slide. Even if you include copied images or text from the case, also make sure you summarize your findings in your own words. See the next slide for examples. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-obamacare-lawsuit/
Landmark Case article from:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/personality/landmark_minersville.htmlNewspaper summary created at Newspaper ClippingImage Generatorhttp://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
Research –In the News• News/Current Events – Find a news story or current event that supports your issue (you might try the News search feature on Google or search a news agency like NPR—National Public Radio) – You may add video/text/audio/images from the actual report, but you must also summarize in your own words. – http://www.npr.org/2012/03/21/148606249/confronting-the-vp-may-be-impolite-is-it-a-crime – Listen to the story on NPR: “Confronting the VP may be impolite. Is it a crime?” – Summary: This story, heard on the NPR radio show, Morning Edition, tells the story of a man who saw then vice president, Dick Cheney at a shopping mall in his town. He told the vice president that he thought the “Bush Administration’s policies in Iraq were disgusting.” He then left the mall without incident. Later, when the man returned to the same area looking for his son, the Secret Service arrested him for felony assault of the vice president. The man was taken to jail and then later released on bail. No charges were filed. The man decided to sue the Secret Service agents claiming he was not allowed to practice his first amendment right of freedom of speech.
Research –Positions Discuss the different sides and opinions of the issue. Present information from different views.• Using resources like the ones listed • What positions are there on your issue? below can help you examine different opinions: • Weigh the positions, sharing evidence• Opposing Viewpoints from multiple perspectives. http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/?userGroupName=ever2577• Pro Con http://www.procon.org/ • How are these positions justified?• Public Agenda http://www.publicagenda.org/
Examples of Positions• Click link to play • Click link to play Viewpoint Viewpoint http://blabberize.com/view/id/735105 Photo fromhttp://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=5707784&height=267&width=200 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fishstikks/2502148383/sizes/m/in/photostream/Created at http://www.voki.com/# Created at http://blabberize.com/
Your Position• Explain your position on the issue – Provide reasons for your position that include: • An explanation of how a constitutional principal logically supports your position on the issue • An explanation of how one additional piece of credible information logically supports your position on the issue.
Citations• Place media/picture citations under image when possible.• Include sources in a bibliography on the last slide.