Texas v Johnson Majority Opinion

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Texas vs Johnson Majority Opinion
“American Flag Stands for Tolerance”
Reflection #1:
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Objective: I will explore my own beliefs about the handling of the flag
so that as I read a court decision and editorial I may make personal
connections with the texts.
There are specific guidelines that citizens are
supposed to follow when handling the American flag.
Please go to the VFW link on flag etiquette to read
some of the particular guidelines. Should the
American flag demand such special care? Be sure to
explain your answer with specific details.
Texas vs. Johnson
Majority Opinion (15)
• Objective: I will read and analyze a court decision to cite the
evidence that an author used to support their claim.
Court decisions use very formal language and
complicated sentences.
1. Read the court decision. Hint: Any word that has a
blue number after it or that is blue itself will offer you
the definition if you click on it.
2. Write down the SC’s claim.
3. Write down the data that they use to support that
decision.
4. Jot down any questions that you have while you
read.
“American Flag Stands for
Tolerance” (18)
• Objective: I will read and analyze a court decision to cite
the evidence that an author used to support their claim
An editorial is an article written by an editor (the big wig) of
a newspaper about a current topic of concern.
1. Read the editorial about the SC’s decision.
2. Write down the author’s claim.
3. Write down the data that he uses to support that
decision.
4. Jot down any questions that you have while you read.
Analysis
• Objective: I will read and analyze a court decision to cite
the evidence that an author used to support their claim
1. Integrated A: answer 4-5 on page 17, 3 and 5 on 22
2. Integrated B: answer 4 on page, 17, 1 on page 22
3. Honors: answer the Performance Task for each selection
Homework
• Complete the Vocabulary Study on page 23!

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