Introduction to Legal Studies . Do Now. Open your notebooks, write down the date. While watching the video, write down the steps to how a bill becomes a law…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H- eYBZFEzf8 Ms. Seno – Take Attendance. . Agenda. “I am just a bill …” School House Rock Syllabus
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Do Now Open your notebooks, write down the date. While watching the video, write down the steps to how a bill becomes a law…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-eYBZFEzf8 Ms. Seno – Take Attendance.
Agenda • “I am just a bill…” School House Rock • Syllabus • Course Expectations & Assignments • How does a bill become a law…. • Game • No HW! Until next time…
Game In your pods, spend 10 minutes discussing something you REALLY want to learn in this class. A topic, court case, etc. Break it down into 3 per table Write them on a piece of scratch paper Hand in paper for Exit Ticket.
How to Choose a Topic? Final Project Topic – Due Monday! E-mailed to me. 1. General Topic First, ex: Legalization of Marijuana 2. Specific, ex: Legalization Process in Illinois , where are we in the process. Specific dates, legislation going into effect, what does the law say. 3.. Arguments to examine, ex: Arguments of both sides of the debate – Is legalization good for the economy and the people v. drug issues being exacerbated …should we legalize conservatively or liberally? 4.. Critical, (this can be a question) – What should the process look like to best help the people of Illinois? This will be your own opinion based on facts!!! Each number must be answered and handed into by email by Monday. Websites: .edu,.org, government sites, nolo, news sources (NYTimes, CNN)