Friday, November 1, 2013

APGOV WEEK #13 (November 4-8)


Monday, November 4 - Watch Thurgood Drama

Tuesday, November 5 - Watch Thurgood Drama

Wednesday, November 6 - Finish Thurgood and Civil Rights Packet Review

Thursday, November 7 - Discussion Day and Common Formative Assessment

Friday, November 8 - Review Day for Unit 3 Test

*TEST Dates: November 11-12


Wednesday, November 6: Watch the Lilly Ledbetter Video Due in class on Thursday, November 7.

Answer the following questions:
1. Why did Lilly Ledbetter go to court in the first place? Trace the path of her case through federal court.
2. Why did the Supreme Court decide to take Lilly Ledbetter’s case?
3. What question was the Supreme Court asked to decide?
4. Explain the difference between a statutory decision and a constitutional decision made by the Supreme Court.
5. Is a Supreme Court decision absolutely final? Explain.
6. Explain the significance of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent and the means in which she delivered her remarks. To whom did she address her words?
7. Why didn’t the story end after the Supreme Court made its decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (2007)?

8. Identify the types of workplace discrimination prevented by law. Which law? When was it passed?
9. Describe the wage gap that exists between men and women. Cite statistics used.
10. Why do you think the wage gap started and continues to this day?
11. List the governmental bodies/organizations that got involved because of Lilly Ledbetter.
Estimate the number of public servants whose crucial decisions played a role in the story. Show how you arrived at an answer.
12. Identify the protections and support Ledbetter had for her cause.
13. How did Ledbetter make her cause known?
14. Explain this metaphor as it relates to the story: “Lilly Ledbetter lost the battle but won the war.”
15. What principle was Ledbetter fighting for? Was the fight worth it? Explain.

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