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The Sentencing of Bill Thomas 01/04/17
First Thing: • Go to my website gburkelanguagearts. weebly. com Go to Ga Studies Tab Download this Power. Point labeled- “The Sentencing of Bill Thomas”
Warm-Up • Welcome Back! • You may type in this slide to answer the following: • Tell Ms. Burke about your break. What did you do?
Agenda • Today we are using this Power. Point to type our answers • We are watching “The Sentencing of Bill Thomas” as an introduction into our Juvenile Justice System unit • We will watch the video together • As we watch, we will stop periodically to answer the questions on the next slide
Questions • • • 1. What kind of activities did Bill’s friend say Bill was involved in now? 2. What did the police officer find in Bill’s vest pocket? 3. Where did the police officer take Bill after he was arrested? 4. What crimes did Bill plead guilty to? 5. What were the judge’s two choices as to what to do with Bill? 6. How old is Bill? 7. What sport at school did Bill participate in? 8. Why does Bill’s mother need him at home? 9. What were the terms of Bill’s original probation? 10. What reason does Bill give for not telling who possessed the vial of cocaine?
Choose 2 Letter Prompts to write about. (1 paragraph per letter) • Presuming you are Bill, write a letter to the judge to try to convince him to give you another chance and continue you on probation. • Presuming you are Bill’s mother, write a letter to the judge to try to convince him to continue Bill on probation. • Presuming you are Bill’s friend or the wrestling coach, write a letter of reference to the judge telling why you think Bill is a good person and should be given another chance. • Presuming you are president of a student organization against teenage drug use which has a purpose of trying to get courts to deal more harshly with people like Bill, write a letter to the judge about Bill’s case.
• DLIQ Closing • What did you do? • What did you learn? • What did you find interesting? • What questions do you still have?