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Planning Time and Activities
If you have one day . . .
- Read the background summary (•••, ••, •) and answer the questions.
- Complete the Classifying Arguments Activity. Discuss which arguments the students find most convincing.
- For homework, have students read the Key Excerpts from the Majority Opinion and Key Excerpts from the Dissenting Opinion and answer the questions. Follow-up the next day by reviewing the questions with students.
If you have two days . . .
- Complete all activities for the first day (excluding homework).
- On the second day, complete Applying Precedents Activity
- Complete Unmarked Opinions Activity
- Complete What is Symbolic Speech? When is it Protected?
- For homework, have students complete the Cartoon Analysis Activity.
If you have three days . . .
- Complete all activities for the first and second days (excluding homework).
- On the third day, in advanced classes, complete The Amendment Process (•••) activity
- Complete Should the U.S. Enact a Flag Desecration Amendment? activity
If you have four days . . .
- Complete all activities for the first, second, and third days.
- On the fourth day, complete the Cartoon Analysis Activity
- Complete Data Analysis: How Do Americans Feel about Flag Desecration Amendment?