Week 15: Drug-related issues

Monday
LMC workday to finalize group presentations

Tuesday
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

Friday

Frontline: The Meth Epidemic

Meth situation in Wisconsin

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Week 14: Death Penalty Wrap-up & Drug Issues

Monday:

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.

3. How reliable are eyewitnesses? (60 minutes) This is the part 2 of the story that looks at why eyewitness testimony is not reliable.

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?

Tuesday/Wednesday
Use the West High access to Lexis-Nexis in our LMC  to select your group’s readings. (if this link doesn’t work, choose Lexis-Nexis  from the LMC page and navigate to your topic)

1. Drinking Age

2. Legalization of Marijuana

3. Drug Use in Sports

Thursday/Friday
1. Living Room Conversations: finding common ground

2. Writing a death penalty bill for Wisconsin.

Monday

Senate hearing to try to pass legislation on the death penalty for Wisconsin.