Select TWO questions from the list:
- Should students in public schools be forced to say the pledge of allegiance?
- Does political speech interfere with the public schools’ mission to educate students?
- Should a school prohibit the wearing of offensive slogans or symbols?
- Should schools be able to dictate a student’s appearance?
- Should public schools ban students’ speech that refers to sex or drugs?
- Should a school district discipline a student who gives a lewd speech at a high school assembly?
- Should a school’s administration determine what is in a student created school publication?
(a) Write the question. (b) Write your beliefs BEFORE the class deliberation. What influenced your beliefs? (c) Write a short summary PARAGRAPH of the Supreme Court’s decision (d) POST Deliberation - Do you agree with the decision? Why or why not? (paragraph) (3 points each / 12 points)
(2) Respond to TWO peers – Due June 1
Response options to peers (up to 10 points; 5 points each):
- Use evidence to support a statement. ("Most people in the U.S. believe that . . . . For example, in an opinion poll conducted this year. . . .")
- Use a probing question to elicit more information. (" You write that. . . . Can you explain that further? I don’t understand because…")
- Summarize the discussion; summarize points of agreements and disagreement between fellow students. ("Based on your post, it seems like you believe that . . . "I believe…” )
- Acknowledge the statements of others. ("As _______ wrote, '. . . .', I agree because…. OR I disagree because… (give evidence/ reasons)…")
- Make a concession ("You're right, _______, and I'm wrong! Your point about __________ made me realize….”)
- A prompt of your choice as long as it acknowledges something another peer wrote and you add additional insights.