Guiding Thought Question: Read through the different cases regarding the Endangered Species Act (Choose one from HERE) and give a brief synopsis of how the Supreme Court got involved in the protection of species. Also give a quick summary of how the court ruled.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine the role of the Supreme Court, how it functions, and its specific powers, and will look at the methods the courts use to influence the political laws of the United States. Students will complete a research project to examine the rights that were protected by a specific Supreme Court Case.
Central Question: How is the Judicial Branch able to use its powers and oversight to influence legislation and executive actions towards the environment? (1.2.c, 1.2.a, 1.2.d, 1.1.c)
Environmental Policy Class Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.