Starter 13: Shelby v. Holder Intro: Political Cartoon (5 min)
Based on this cartoon, work with your group to write down as many inferences as you can about the Supreme Court case Shelby v Holder. Think carefully about what different elements of the cartoon are telling you!
Debrief, get predictions on the board.
VRA Amendments (expert groups)
Each of you is going to be assigned one amendment (there are 5 total). In your expert group, read the summary of that amendment provided by Ashley.
In your group, you need to make sure that you are an expert (you will have to teach other students about this!). EACH person in the group needs to make a small poster that includes the following:
VRA Amendments Jigsaw
Shelby v. Holder: The Basics (5-10 min)
Shelby v. Holder: The Actual Arguments
Okay, now it’s time to dig into the actual arguments put forth by the Supreme Court. What was the reasoning of the majority? And why did the minority dissent?
Sharing Out Your Research
Get together with someone who had the other opinion. Share notes--make sure you understand both arguments! Now answer the following questions: