Basic materials for CONSTITUTION COMICS WORKSHOPS.
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Basic Cartooning Resources:
Here are a few open questions as we explore & debate the founding documents of US government & law!
US Supreme Court Cases:
Cases argued before the Supreme Court give a detailed look at the reasoning & evolution of US laws. Each case tells a story, and each decision shapes our lives & society!
This template provides a basic approach to exploring & explaining any case. To cartoon the law, we have to decide which facts & quotes are most important, & represent them clearly to readers. Grab your favorite court decision, & give it a try!
SOURCE: Bill of Rights (1789)
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution establish fundamental rights of citizens, & dramatically limit the government’s powers. (It’s fun to cartoon Supreme Court cases that “wrangle” with these rights.)
SOURCE: OYEZ.org = Supreme Court info & case summaries!
Does a prohibition against the wearing of armbands in public school, as a form of symbolic protest, violate the students’ freedom of speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment?
“It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” ~ Justice Abe Fortas
More Featured Comics:
Comics adaptations of each article & more, in printable poster format.
The role of public schools, & the essential subjects they teach.
A warning & a call to action.
In this early Live Free and Draw episode, “freedom” takes an unexpected turn…
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