Freewrite

  • Your homework over the weekend was to read about the right to protest.
    • Write your freewrite today about your understanding of this Constitutional right.

Perspectives

Protest Videos

Discussion

Review the following run-down of protest rights:

  • You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car, or your home.
  • You are required to provide your name, address, or date of birth to a law enforcement officer upon request.
  • You can be arrested for refusing to identify yourself to an officer.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  • What you say to the police is always important. What you say can be used against you, and it can give the police and excuse to arrest you -- especially if you "bad mouth" an officer.
  • You may photograph or videotape police officers performing their job in public, but do not interfere with police action.
  • Get into groups of 4 and discuss how the right to protest is addressed by these perspectives.
    • Is constitutionality addressed?
    • Have the legal rights of the protesters been considered? If so, is it a fair, objective evaluation?
    • What kind of bias is evident?
  • Compose a brief paragraph, on one of your group's wiki page, that states your reactions to these videos and your answers to the questions above.
    • List all group member's names above the paragraph.

Homework

  • Think about what freedom, as defined in the Bill of Rights, connects best with your topic of research.
    • Come prepared to discuss it on Wednesday!