The second half of your 3rd mastery is a 2 minute persuasive speech based on the research and essay you completed about a criminal justice issue connected to mass incarceration.
TASK: Write a 2 minute persuasive speech that takes the same position as your essay.
Click HERE for your assignment, rubric, and a helpful list of rhetorical strategies.
DRAFT OF SPEECH IS DUE MONDAY 1/8.
TASK --> Write a 6 paragraph essay that fully supports your position one of our 6 major issues, addresses a counterclaim, and concludes by making a recommendation for how we could improve our justice system.
--> Check yourself! Is every quote cited with parenthetical citations? Is your Works Cited page complete and correct? Are your paragraphs indented? Are names, places, and the word “I” capitalized?
ROUGH DRAFT DUE -->Tuesday, January 2 (6 paragraphs total, 30 point HW grade)
FINAL DRAFT DUE -->Monday, January 16 (revised, typed, submitted with rough draft + rubric )
Click below if you need a digital copy of the assignment sheet + rubric (given out in class):
A BLOCK: We have viewed one hour of the documentary 13th by Ava Duvernay... you can find the documentary on Netflix!
F BLOCK: We have viewed 35 minutes of the documentary 13th by Ava Duvernay... you can find the documentary on Netflix!
If you missed any part of the viewing so far, I encourage you to get caught up. We will finish our viewing at the beginning of next week!
--> Take notes directly onto your viewing guide... if you lost it, click HERE to get another copy!
Remember that we are running our voir dire simulations over the next two days in class! Check your Mastery Work assignment sheet if you are not sure what this is about: CLICK HERE FOR MASTERY.
If you are a LAWYER tomorrow, make sure you have planned your persona and talked to your group about which questions you will be asking.
If you are a JUROR tomorrow, make sure you have thought out how to get into character as your assigned juror.
Things to consider as you prepare for your role are:
Juror's background (married? kids? job? interests?):
Juror's character traits (personality!):
How you will walk while in character...
How you will sit while in character...
How you will speak (tone of voice) while in character...
How you will respond to different types of questions while in character...
Any additional details you plan to make part of your character (as long as it doesn’t contradict anything we learned in the play!)...
Click HERE if you need today's planning sheet for your two roles "in character" as both a lawyer and one of the 12 Angry Men jurors!
1. The rough drafts of all 3 juror profile paragraphs need to be completed by Monday 12/4!
2. Read your case so you're ready to meet with your legal team on Monday.
--> Click HERE if you lost your copy of the Mastery Work assignment sheet.
3. Unit Test is on Tuesday 12/5. Review guide is below:
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose
In class on Wednesday, you received a packet with three articles about the juror selection process. Please closely read and fully annotate all three articles - they will be checked in class on Monday 11/27 and you will be using this information over the next two weeks in your next Mastery Work project!
Respond to each of the 7 statements - be sure to include thoughtful details explaining WHY you agree or disagree with each statement. DUE MONDAY 11/13.
If you lost the work sheet, download another by clicking below!
At the end of class today you received a handout detailing a real-life juvenile court case. Please read through the background and details of the crime, and then write down your response to the "You be the judge..." prompt. Due tomorrow: Thursday 11/9
Tomorrow you will meet with others who read the same case, discuss what decision you came to, and then see what the real judge in this situation decided, as well as what the outcome was for the young defendant in the case.
You have half of class on Monday to complete your poster with your group.
For your element of the judicial system, your post must include:
•Key terms with definitions (at least 2! May need more depending on your topic.)
•Organization/structure – how does this type of court or method of adjudication work?
•Flow within the judicial system – how does a case get to this situation?
For YOUR assigned aspect of the legal system, do some preliminary research and jot down a page of notes covering:
1)how it is set up
2)what kinds of cases are heard in this situation and
You'll be meeting with your group mates tomorrow to share out what you've learned, see what you still need to know, and prepare a poster to share this information with your classmates!
10th grade Law & Literature
Through a mix of fiction and non-fiction texts as well as discussion and writing, students will explore the social and ethical questions of making and enforcing laws.