Missouri Alone in Resisting Prescription Drug Database
JULY 20, 2014 (nytimes.com)
LMC workday to finalize group presentations
Wrap up death penalty work with the Senate hearing. How can you pass legislation that satisfies a range of constituents?
Wednesday & Thursday
Group presentations: Drinking Age, Drug Legalization, PEDs in Sports
Frontline: The Meth Epidemic
1. Arguments in favor of the death penalty from the book
Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Case; Hugo Adam Bedau (Editor), Paul G. Cassell (Editor)
effective representation | just punishment | logical support for deterrence | firsthand reports | racism |
2. Gallery walk for our marriage posters.
As time permits…Listen/read one of the oral arguments from one of these SCOTUS cases. What are the disagreements about specifically when it comes to processing capital punishment cases?
1. Drinking Age
2. Legalization of Marijuana
3. Drug Use in Sports
1. Living Room Conversations: finding common ground
2. Writing a death penalty bill for Wisconsin.
Senate hearing to try to pass legislation on the death penalty for Wisconsin.
1. Death Penalty Sort.
2. What questions do we want to look into? What terms are important?
Tuesday & Wednesday: LMC Days:
1. Preliminary vocabulary:
3. Individual State data
4. What are the issues surrounding the death penalty? You will be assigned ONE of these to research in detail. Be prepared to be the resident expert on your topic. Collect data, statistics, quotes, cases, statutes, etc. associated with your issue.
5. Listen to at least one of these songs about the death penalty in its entirety. How do the lyrics address the death penalty? Write down two lines from the songs giving an indication as to the opinion the artist is trying to get across.
7. Other topics we asked about in class on Monday
Discuss the research found during the LMC background work.
Listen to George Ryan’s 2003 commutation speech.
Current Events roundtable
1. Jigsaw what state-level initiatives have been surrounding marriage.
2. Read 2 the following articles surrounding marriage equality:
We’ll have a discussion on these articles on Friday.
Gay-Straight Alliance presentation
2. Supreme Court cases
3. Look through the Pew Research group’s data on attitudes towards same-sex marriage.
Which groups have changed most significantly? Which groups have changed least?
Current Events—really current!! Add these stories to your perspectives data-table.
What are the state and federal benefits given to married couples?
How does learning multiple perspectives influence your own? Line-up discussion. (1 on 1)
“It Gets Better” by the Pixar employees
Family Research Institute of Wisconsin video, 2005 (on DVD)
Visual Representation of Same-sex marriage perspectives
Opening written reflection: What are the range of perspectives that exist surrounding same-sex marriage? How have you learned/heard about them? What is your thinking regarding same-sex marriage? How would your parents answer that same question?
Tuesday & Wednesday (10/29-30)
Modern History of the gay rights movement in the US: American Experience: Stonewall Uprising
1. Mike Huckabee on the Daily Show
1. Where do states stand on same-sex marriage laws?
2. Do some in-depth research on two regions of the US regarding laws and ballot initiatives.