Learning Goal: Students will understand the roles and responsibilities of the Judicial Branch.
Task I : Political cartoonists use their art to express political opinions in an
entertaining manner. Some subject matter is serious and some is more humorous.
Examine the political cartoon shown here. Read the conversation balloon and
1. What is the cartoonist saying about the influence of the
political perspective of the president on the Supreme Court?
Task II: Complete Reciprocal Reading Notes
Task III: Painless Guide to the Judicial Branch Video Quiz
* Video Link
Task IV: Major Court Cases
Students will watch the vide first and then read the article. Write the main idea of each court case in their writing sample notebook. They must use supporting details.