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Mini-lesson: Judicial Activism & Restraint (HS)

Lesson Plan

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.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

LESSON MATERIALS

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