Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hinckley Seeks Freedom



Please take them time to read the following article.  They are in the middle of the hearings to decide whether he will be released or not. 

Does this new article change your mind?

What was Hinckley doing when he said he was seeing a movie?


1.  What is the reason the article gives for John Hinckley attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan?

2.  How old is John Hinckley now?  Also, how many people did he kill or injure in the shooting?

3.  Do you believe that Hinckley should be released from the mental institution?  Why or why not?  Explain your reasoning.

Monday, November 21, 2011

First Amendment Rights

Please share the topics that you found in your research.  You should be researching a topic where someone's 1st Amendment rights have been violated in your opinion.  Have fun with it!

Write a paragraph describing Who was involved, What happened, When it happened, Where is happened, and Why is happened.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


McCain Slams GOP Candidates



1.  What is Waterboarding and why is it considered to be so controversial?

2.  Which GOP presidential candidates say they support the use of Waterboarding?

3.  What has the U.S used Waterboarding for in the past?  Who is this practice aimed at?

4.  In your eyes is Waterboarding torture or enhanced interrogation?  Right or wrong?  Explain

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Child Abuse Laws

Child Abuse Laws

1 - What year did Sweden become the first country to ban physical punishment to children?

2 - What two countries have NOT ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?

3 - According to the article, what penalties can parents expect if they are found guilty of physical punishing their children in Sweden?

4 - Do you believe that "spanking" of young children is acceptable? Is there an age limit? Do you think a law comparable to the one in Sweden would work in the United States? Why or Why not?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Iranian Soccer Players

Iranian Soccer Players

1. What were the two soccer players arrested for and how much money are they being ordered to pay as a fine?

2. What punishment may the two soccer players be facing? Does the punishment fit the crime? Do you believe it was a crime?

3. What are some other examples of harsh treatment undertaken by the Iranian government? What are your thoughts and feeling on the Iranian government?