Starter: What is the world's current population (within one billion)?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What surprises you most about this map?
3.Which is the biggest & which is the smallest region by area?
4.What question do you have about this map?
5.Does population = power?
6.How do you imagine this map is going to change over the next 20 years?
7.In 1804 the earth passed the milestone of 1 billion people. In other words, this entire map, for the year 1800, would have been one color. How many colors do you think we'll have by 2100?
8.By 2040 it's predicted that this map will have 10 colors (meaning 10 billion people). Why do you think the world's population is increasing so much?
9.And what do you think is one consequence of that increase?
10.Explain why this map makes you feel happy or anxious.
Nominating Federal Judges
We will simulate what the judicial selection process looks like. 4 people will assume the identity of fictional court nominees selected by the president. Those people will use the provided resume to defend yourself in a confirmation hearing. The remainder of the class will take on the role of the Senate Judiciary Committee to question the nominees and ultimately vote to determine if they will be confirmed.
Resumes are here!
Resumes are here!
- Describe the judicial appointment process.
- Why do federal judges serve life terms?
- How does the Supreme Court fit into the separation of powers? What about checks and balances or federalism?
- How democratic is the Supreme Court?
Word of the Day
Closer: How can other branches limit the power of the Supreme Court?
- Make a claim here!
- Support your claim with TWO pieces of accurate and relevant information.
- Use reasoning to explain why your evidence supports your claim.
- Respond to an opposing or alternative perspective.