What I Learned Today, 3/12 & 3/13

Yesterday was a discussion of the SCOTUS and a lesson about how they interpret the US Constitution. We reviewed the structure of Article 3, the courts within it, and what the SCOTUS does. We then compared the 4 different ways the Justices make decisions on the court:

  1. Interpret the literal meaning of the Constitution.
  2. Interpret what the framers of the USC intended.
  3. Consider the the social values of our time.
  4. Reinforce the principles of constitution-based law.

Today we’ll use an example with the 2nd Amendment to get more in-depth.

We’ll also use this worksheet to continue to build an understanding of how our government is organized.