Mini-lesson: Judicial Activism & Restraint (HS)
This Media Moment Mini-lesson teaches the judicial philosophies of activism and restraint. In the second half of the lesson, students explore criteria through which they can evaluate news-related opinion pieces and practice judging the value of a Supreme Court related opinion piece of choice.
The student will be able to...
Define judicial activism and restraint
Describe the pros and cons of each judicial philosophy
Decide how much value to place on a particular news-related opinion
Evaluate a news-related opinion