Source: Gina Yang via KCUR.
Today, we will build from last class’ discussion of the NAACP’s legal challenging of segregation, and our initial exploration of the Brown v. Board of Education case.
Legal document analysis: Brown v. Board of Education
We will divide into three small groups to examine the primary text you read last night for homework:
Anticipate (entire class discussion):
Women's suffrage activists picketing the White House, 1918.
Evaluating The Jungle discussion
“The Women’s Era” (1890-1920)
Homework: Assignment #604
Check for understanding #409
Read the Thirteenth Amendment
The full text of the amendment is below. It is short, so we will read it together aloud:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Watch selection from The Thirteenth (2016)
Today we’re going to look at the Thirteenth Amendment from a forward-looking context. Next class we’ll have an opportunity to look at the period a little more closely.
Link to Netflix (beginning to 1:30:00 remaining).
While you are listening, practice note-taking strategies by:
Bill of Rights depicted in cartoon format from 1971 Young Citizen teacher’s guide transparency. From Syracuse University via the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Preview homework: Assignment #110.
Thomas Cole, "Destruction," the fourth painting in the "Course of Empire" series, 1836. Wikimedia.
Critical reading skills: reading with and against the grain
Homework: Assignment #109.
Check for understanding.
Outlining for reading
Interpreting the Constitution
Concept #1: Republicanism
Concept #2: Federalism
Concept #3: Limited Government
Concept #4: Separation of Powers
Concept #5: Checks and Balances
Homework: Assignment #108
Vote to adopt Class Discussion Charter (3 min)
Check for Understanding (4 min)
Brief discussion on the Articles of Confederation (5 min):
Digital history: Mapping the Constitution (10 min):
Homework: Assignment #107