These are great for the review we will be doing at the end of April. We can take a look at a couple of these each day. If you want them printed, pool your resources and buy a pack or two of paper.
What are the pieces of legislation that the court will hear cases in regards to?
Why is Prop 8 considered more important? Why could it change?
John Eastman of an anti-gay marriage group is quoted in the story. What argument does he present?
Reading from “Many courtwatchers believe Kennedy and…” How does the article say the court will most likely rule on the cases
What would happen to the voter-approved bans on gay marriage several states (TN included) have passed?
Where is public opinion on the issue, according to the article?
*Supporters consider this a rights issue (similar to voting and equal opportunity), while opponents view it as a moral issue (traditional family, values). Explain how you think the issue will be resolved in the future and whether you believe there is a compromise to satisfy both sides.
This is a PowerPoint for the period we are covering. Take a look at it. Onset of the Cold War
Tell me the following from the first two paragraph: What has been taken out of the proposed law and why? What started the latest round of gun control talk?
Next read through the next few paragraphs: What are Universal background checks? What are these hoping to curb or prevent? How would these checks work?
In the next to last paragraph: Explain the fear that some groups have that this could be used to confiscate guns.
In the last paragraph: What does this paragraph say about the percentage of crimes committed with guns and how this check could help reduce that?
Let’s make this short and to the point: What are lots of major retailers starting to do? Why is this potentially good for stores and shoppers? What do you think about the idea? Do you think this will make shopping easier or that could lead to more problems, delays, and confusion?
Tell me about the proposed ban in NYC. Is it all drinks? A certain size? I honestly don’t know. I’m assuming the bladder busters they sell at the Dodge’s Store for $.99 are out. Is this going too far? Do people need the government to step in and limit what they can buy?
Explain what Mississippi is doing on the same topic. Considering no one was trying to ban drinks in Miss the law seems a little unnecessary. Who does the governor believe is responsible for making a person’s diet decisions?
Click on the link above to get to the story.
1) Read through the piece and give me summary of about 5-8 sentences
2) Why do you think farms want this passed?
3) Do you think it’s OK for reporters investigating a story to go undercover and secretly video people? Is it necessary? Do you think we have right to know what is happening here?
Big test. Lots of information. Take extra time to review the notes. Here are the ID topics:
Cash & Carry
Spanish Civil War
Identification: 11 of the following items:
Bataan Death March
Oak Ridge, TN
A. Phillip Randolph
St. Louis Affair
Korematsu v. U.S.
Battle of the Bulge
U.S. knowledge of holocaust