American Legal System | Outline

Date Week Topics/Reading pages assignment
9.7-9.7

1

Concepts in Criminal Justice: a reading excerpt, “Going South.”  reading comprehension quiz

Google Form:by clicking here

9.11-9.14

2

Field Research in Criminal Justice: examining socio-legal organizing on campus organizing assignment: see assignment sheet by clicking here
9.18-9.21

no classes 9.20-9.22

3

Going South

Introduction

Taking the Action

How should resolve conflicts?

 

 

1-30 reading quiz 1 by clicking here.
9.25-9.28

no classes 9.29 & 9.30

4

Going South

Going South, 1960-1963

Moving In On Mississippi, 1963-1965

31-90 reading quiz 2 by clicking here
10.2-10.5

5

Going South

Crossing Boundaries: Jewishness in the South, 1960-1967

II Seeking the Legacy

91-128 reading quiz 3 by clicking here
10.9-10.12

no classes 10.8 & 10.9

6

Law and Identity

Section 1

tbd discussion questions

in class

10.16-10.19

7

No Midterm: Reflection Letter in Class Instead: What is one thing
you have learned about civic action within the American Legal System?
NO READING In Class Writing and Discussion
10.23-10.26

8

Law and Identity Section 2 tbd discussion questions
10.30-11.2

9

Law and Identity Section 2 Review tbd questions and answers

examples and explanations

11.6-11.9

10

Designing a Video Game Phase One

Overview of Scratch and Team Building

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11.13-11.16

11

Designing a Video Game Phase Two

Brainstorming & Outline

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11.20-11.23

no classes 11.23-11.26

12

Going South Integration

Uncovering Family Legacies

Exploring Many Ways of Being Jewish

129-192 reading quiz 4
11.27-11.30

13

Designing a Video Game Phase Three

First Draft and Peer Review

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12.4-12.7

14

Law and Identity Section 4

Going South

Creating a Living Legacy: Passing It On

tbd

193-206

discussion questions

reading quiz 5

12.11-12.14

15

FINAL EXAMINATIONS        Pol 67: Wednesday 12/13 4-6PM
This class builds on many classes before it dating back to Fall 2012. Our aim is an immersive educational environment that allows students to study and simulate civic learning and democratic engagement while critically analyzing our current legal-political system. Through the use of digital technology and with the principles of critical participatory action research we have begun the first phase of an educational video game with collaboration as the prime goal. Democracy requires active participation and is best when everyone contributes. To get an A you need to carefully answer the following.

Typed Paper Response (3-6 pages total):

Discuss why conflicts arise using the reading, Clash of the Civilizations.
Discuss how Legal Sovereignty can help those without power organize.
Discuss how organizing and collective action lead to reform using the reading, Politics of Land Reform.
4. Answer how “design” can create an equilibrium, or justly resolve conflicts, using the readings, Marbury v. Madison and Looking for Palestine.

Alternative In Class Response:

What was one new thing you learned about technology and education this semester?

How can legal education using technology reduce injustice in the legal system and foster collaboration?

In what ways do video games or internet activities change the way we relate with each other.

see Kingsborough website for exam schedule and location