The Supreme Court in Action: Balancing the Rights of the Individual with the Needs of Society
January 22 - March 8, 2024
●Analyze the Conflict Between Judicial Philosophies
● Use the Constitution and Precedent Cases as the Basis for Judicial Decision-Making.
●Use the Constitution as Evidence and Judicial Argumentation.
- Think critically while taking and supporting various positions.
Classtimes will be coordinated between the Lead Teacher and Teacher Fellow
January 22 - May 3, 2024
Number of Sessions:
1 of 2
This course is a project cycle where students will learn about how the federal court system of the United States works. Students learn not only about the structure of the court system but also about the importance of an independent judiciary. They will take on the roles of lawyers and federal court judges and justices. Through simulating two landmark Supreme Court cases, students will develop an understanding of selective incorporation, precedence, and the effects of Supreme Court decisions.
Dr. Pontbriand (known to TechBoston Academy students as “Dr. P”) has been teaching Civics and Government at TBA since 2005. Dr. P’s classes have been involved in active civic and government engagement including working on “tiny” designing homes in Dorchester with seniors and elementary students at the Holmes Elementary School, Green Architecture Design with AutoDesk, and government advocacy with City Councilor Andrea’ Campbell’s office. Dr. P lives in Randolph, MA, and is very active in community affairs in his town.