Over this past week, we have paraphrased, discussed, enacted, and analyzed the different legal approaches presented by William Shakespeare in the courtroom scene of The Merchant of Venice. In thinking about our modern world, most of you believed that Legal Positivism is the more appropriate approach, though a few of you held out for the concept of Natural Law... so let's turn to a modern world situation and text!
This weekend, please read through and annotate Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Once you have done so, use the back to answer the 3 questions about MLK's purpose, argument and tone in this letter.
If you have misplaced your handout or were absent on Friday, click HERE to go to a digital copy of the text and assignment!
Due in class Monday 10/2
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.