Saturday, May 9, 2020

We have been talking about the different rights that are protected under the Bill of Rights, and how those protections apply to the real world. This week I want us to consider the 4th Amendment:

Amendment IV

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

This was a reaction to violations seen under British rule before and during the American Revolution. The British would issue “general” warrants that gave the red coats broad powers to enter homes and conduct searches.

Go to this website and read the cases it discusses. These have to do with the 4th Amendment and your rights at school:

Complete the corresponding Edcite assignment. This assignment counts as a quiz, so it is important that we take it seriously and do well. I would love to have a discussion about this topic in our weekly Zoom meeting on Thursday. Everyone should have gotten an invite.


You should have an account on It should be linked to your Microsoft email, so you won’t have to remember a password. If you haven’t done this, go ahead and sign up, using the Class Code 6X8M9.

If Edcite is not working for you for some reason, this is a PDF of the assignment:

by Donald Quarles on May 9, 2020

Posted in: 7th Grade,8th Grade

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