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.
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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
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