October 1, 2009
Last week was Constitution Week, and as always, the discussions generated by that document in my classes are solid gold. There are certain amendments that are guaranteed to spark student interest, and I thought I’d share some of this year’s questions and observations from my students (and a few from their teacher as well). I’ll sign off with a little quiz that I just gave to a bunch of 17-year-olds. See how you do. First Amendment: I asked whether a husband should be charged in the homicide of his wife, who consented to his “beating the devil out of her,” which was prescribed by their religion in cases of “demonic possession?