9/16/19-9/20/19 Criminal Law Agendas

9/20/19

Go over answers from yesterday.

Read first deposition and place on the timeline.

9/19/19

Answer the following questions in your notebook from pages 3-4 book:

  1. What is a criminal case?
  2. What is a burden of proof?
  3. What is the criminal burden of proof?  Elaborate!
  4. What are “aggravating” and “mitigating” circumstances?
  5. What are affirmative defenses?
  6. Why is case law important?

9/16/19-9/18/19

Complete personal timeline.

Create gigantic timeline on the back wall of events as set out in the basic fact pattern.

9/19/19-9/20/19 English 1H Agendas

 

9/20/19

Vocabulary Jam

MDG group reading and characterization continues.  Choose one character that particularly fascinated you.  Get a blank sheet of paper and draw the character using the gingerbread format I have shown in class.

9/19/19

Break into groups.  Read pages 40-45 of MDG.  Analyze EACH character you meet by using the acronym STEAL and the corresponding questions.  Do so on a loose leaf piece of paper. One per person.

Characterization questions:

Image result for characterization steal

9/18/19

Review project for Independent Reading. Begin working on part one of the project which is due Friday.  The project is on Google Classroom.

9/16-9/17

Library orientation leading up to checking out your own personal reading book.

 

9/16/19-9/20/19 English 1CP Agendas

9/20

Silent Reading.

9/20/2019 Page ___

Characterization and “The Most Dangerous Game”

Characters Char. Element What we know
Rainsford S

 

T

 

E

 

A

 

L

 

 
Whitney S

 

T

 

E

 

A

 

L

 

 
Ivan S

 

T

 

E

 

A

 

L

 

 
General Zaroff S

 

T

 

E

 

A

 

L

 

 

Read MDG as a class.

9/19/20

Silent reading.

Vocabulary Jam.

Characterization chart and graphic organizer.

9/18/19

Review Novel Project (instructions handed out and posted on Google Classroom).

Silent reading.

Complete vocabulary definitions from the list copied down last week.  Due tomorrow first thing in class.

9/16 and 9/17

Library orientation leading up to checking out an independent reading book.

9/9/19-9/13/19 Criminal Law Agendas

9/13/19

Full Case Packet!  A look at the details of the case from the charges.

9/12/19

Page 59 – 62 in the book.  Take notes on hearsay in groups.  Read out loud or silently.

9/11/19

Hearsay – an introduction.  What is evidence?  What are the different typed of evidence?  What is hearsay?

9/10/19

Late start: My Cousin Vinny

9/9/19

Complete Criminal Law Case Brief Questions.

9/9/19-9/13/19 English Honors Agendas

9/13/19

Library activity and worksheet.

9/12/19

Vocabulary.com interface familiarity with vocabulary from MDG. Define in notebook.  Complete assigned vocabulary.

  1. tangible
  2. indolent
  3. droll
  4. recede
  5. staccato
  6. opaque
  7. palatial
  8. mirage
  9. gargoyle
  10. discern
  11. disarming

 

  1. amenities
  2. ardent
  3. surmount
  4. debacle
  5. security
  6. cunning
  7. attribute
  8. condone
  9. invariably
  10. imprudent

 

 

9/11/19

Speed Dating Socratic Seminar (in notebook).

Padlet exercise to share some answers and familiarize students with this interface.

9/10/19

In notebook:

Most Dangerous Game Anticipation Questions

Directions:

Write down each statement as we go.  Write two sentences or more in response to whether you agree or disagree with each statement.

  1. Hunting is a sport.
  2. Animals have no feelings or emotions.
  3. If faced with a seemingly impossible task, you should never try to accomplish it.
  4. Hunting is unfair.
  5. People who tend to do well under pressure, often succeed at their tasks.
  6. Physical strength is more important than intelligence.
  7. Bringing a gun to a knife fight is fair.
  8. Murder is wrong no matter what the circumstances may be.
  9. Your first impression of a person is always right.

9/9/19

Peer edit short stories that were completed in class Friday or over the weekend using peer editing worksheet.  Edit and return tomorrow.  Staple in this order, front to back: Final Copy, Rough Draft, Peer Editing Worksheet.

9/9/19-9/13/19 English 1CP Agendas

9/13/19

Library videos and introduction tasks and worksheet.

9/12/19

Speed Dating Socratic Seminar.

Write down vocabulary words in notebook.

Pg. 2 MDG Vocabulary

  1. tangible
  2. indolent
  3. droll
  4. recede
  5. staccato
  6. opaque
  7. palatial
  8. mirage
  9. gargoyle
  10. discern
  11. disarming

 

  1. amenities
  2. ardent
  3. surmount
  4. debacle
  5. security
  6. cunning
  7. attribute
  8. condone
  9. invariably
  10. imprudent

 

9/11/19

Most Dangerous Game Anticipation Questions

Directions:
Write down each statement as we go. Write two sentences or more in response to whether you agree or disagree with each statement.

1. Hunting is a sport.
2. Animals have no feelings or emotions.
3. If faced with a seemingly impossible task, you should never try to accomplish it.
4. Hunting is unfair.
5. People who tend to do well under pressure, often succeed at their tasks.
6. Physical strength is more important than intelligence.
7. Bringing a gun to a knife fight is fair.
8. Murder is wrong no matter what the circumstances may be.
9. Your first impression of a person is always right.

9/10/19

Complete all slide show presentations for front loading exercise.

9/9/19

Per 1: Assembly

All other classes: 37 Did Nothing As A Woman Was Murdered activity

Criminal Law Agenda 9/3/-9/6

Read and learn about Al Capone.  Discuss the weight of law and what that actually means.

Review court house roles.  Show how they are used in mock trial.

Review criminal trial structure.

Expose students to time sheet and have them staple it in their notebook.

Get books from library.

Go over case brief.

  1. In three or less sentences summarize the case.
  2. What is the prosecution’s/victim’s (government’s) main argument that the defendant is guilty?
  3. What is the defendant’s/alleged murderer’s argument that he is innocent?
  4. What facts do you believe? Why?
  5. What facts DON’T you believe? Why?

English 1H Agenda 9/3-9/6

9/3/19

Complete Letters to Ms. N from Friday.

Pass out planners and coordinate planners with school calendars and schedules.

Homework: Read Axolotl by Cortazar.  Answer focus questions.  Story and questions on Google Classroom.

9/4/19

Check homework.

Discuss the story in terms of point of view and purpose.

Create Venn Diagram of human v. axolotl traits. Discuss metamorphosis.

9/5/19

Share information about the animal axolotl.  Talk about context.  Re-do Venn Diagrams.  Share on board.

Assign creative writing research.  Choose something to metamorph and research so that you can use context.  Be ready to write tomorrow.

9/6

WRITE!

English 1CP Agenda 9/3-9/6

9/3

Complete work from Friday.

Pass out planner.  Go through entire school year and mark up planners with important dates and information.

9/4

Complete planners.

Organize notebook.  Make table of contents.

Begin the beginning of the year slides, as posted on Google Classroom.

9/5 & 9/6

Continue slides as posted on Google Classroom.

Criminal Law Class Week 1

Welcome to the first year of Criminal Law!  I am very excited to be piloting this program and look forward to filling your minds with new and enthralling information.  This class is not JUST for mock trial competitors, but for anyone who wants to learn about Criminal Law.

Day 1: Today was an introduction to the idea of Criminal Law and how our memory is flawed as eye witnesses.  I played a video from Shazam (the robbery scene) and had students get into groups and work to write down every single detail they could remember.

Day 2: What to expect?  The VCOE website?  What exactly is Mock Trial?

Day 3: Should it be a crime? An activity be StreetLaw.