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1 You will each be given a curious fact about the US judicial system. Find someone and ask your question. If they don’t know the answer, tell them. Your partner will do the same. When you have both finished, swap slips of paper and find someone new. By the end you should know 12 new facts about this time period you didn’t know before!  starter activity

2 Back row (left to right): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Elena Kagan. Front row Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Roberts Court: 2005-

3 How is the US judiciary organised? TBAT explain the structure of federal courts in the USA To investigate the membership of the Supreme Court  Learning objectives  Key words: Supreme Court

4 What am I studying for Unit 4? Judiciary Judiciary Executive Executive Constitution Constitution Congress Congress

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6  Your task What is the most important job of a US judge? Move around the class and try to win as many ‘ticks’ as you can for your point. Debate the points with your partner. What is the most important job of a US judge? Move around the class and try to win as many ‘ticks’ as you can for your point. Debate the points with your partner.  Would your judgements be any different for UK judges?  Would your judgements be any different for UK judges?

7  Your task Read Bennett, p Copy the diagram showing the structure of the federal courts into your notes and take notes on: Read Bennett, p Copy the diagram showing the structure of the federal courts into your notes and take notes on: Structure Structure Membership Membership of the US federal court system

8  Your task Research the current members of the Supreme Court. Produce a ppt with 5 slides and a handout for each member of the class. The slides should have no more than 20 words (and be visually stimulating) and cover these areas Research the current members of the Supreme Court. Produce a ppt with 5 slides and a handout for each member of the class. The slides should have no more than 20 words (and be visually stimulating) and cover these areas Photograph & title slide Photograph & title slide Education and background Education and background Previous judicial experience Previous judicial experience Who appointed them & any controversy over the appointment Who appointed them & any controversy over the appointment What qualities they bring to the Supreme Court What qualities they bring to the Supreme Court

9  Extension task Explore the weblinks on p.289 to gather additional notes and evidence on the structure and membership of the Supreme Court and the US federal court system Explore the weblinks on p.289 to gather additional notes and evidence on the structure and membership of the Supreme Court and the US federal court system

10  Homework Complete your presentation and hand-out for homework ready for our next lesson Complete your presentation and hand-out for homework ready for our next lesson

11 How is the US judiciary organised? TBAT explain the structure of federal courts in the USA To investigate the membership of the Supreme Court  Learning objectives  Key words: Supreme Court Plenary


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