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The Bill of Rights And The U.S. Supreme Court
Tenth graders work in groups and individually to explain how the Constitution/Bill of Rights is a living document and how Supreme Court decisions protect the rights of all Americans.
Landmark Supreme Court Cases And The Constitution
Have an engaging class discussion on the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Learners examine multiple aspects of the Marbury v. Madison case and the impact that case had on the judicial system in the U.S. Web resources are included.
Lesson 8 and 9: Famous Supreme Court Cases
Twelfth graders discover details about selected Supreme Court cases. In this Judicial Branch activity, 12th graders research selected cases and then make classroom presentations on the cases following the provided rubric.
Can the U.S. Supreme Court correct past mistakes?
Students examine several Supreme Court cases. In this lesson on US Justice, students take a critical look at Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education in terms of the application of the 14th Amendment. Students then act as lawyers and file a brief that demonstrates their personal position on the subject of 14th Amendment rights and violations.
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques. Next they view four Super PAC ads and complete an analysis of what they see. In a well-formed paragraph, researchers synthesize conclusions based on one of the ads. A rubric is included, and all worksheets are separated into middle school and high school levels. The informational text and resource links here are invaluable.
Supreme Court Decisions on Freedom of Religion
What does freedom of religion mean? Analyze a series of Supreme Court cases where the First Amendment right to freedom of religion was put to the test. They discuss the cases' outcomes and argue whether the right decision was made. Inspire a great discussion in your government or history class!
Selecting a Chief Justice For The United States Supreme Court: The Senate Confirmation Hearings of Judge John Roberts, Jr.
Students review the procedures for selecting a new Supreme Court Justice. In groups, they determine which questions the nominee should be asked and practice asking the questions with a classmate. They watch the confirmation hearings and discuss their reactions.
Supreme Court Decisions and Their Effect On Us
Consider five Supreme Court cases and how their outcomes have directly affected the American population. Government students research and compose a 1-2 page pager outlining the examples of our daily life that have specifically been changed due to specific Supreme Court cases.
Supreme Court Decisions and Their Effect on Us
Young scholars identify constitutional rights, list ten Supreme Court decisions and tell what constitutional right was affected by them, and choose more recent State or Federal Supreme Court decision and write opinion on it had they been one of the Justices.
Does the Supreme Court Affect Teens?: A Survey of Court Cases
Students read and restate the Ten Amendements of the Bill of Rights. They analyze Supreme Court cases using the Bill of Rights. Students make predictions about how the Supreme Court might have deicided each case. They evaluate how the Supreme Court decisions affect their rights as teenagers.
Supreme Court Decisions on Freedom of Religion
Eleventh graders examine l7 Supreme Court decisions as the basis for discussion on 1st Amendment Right, Freedom of Religion. The wide range of cases help students to explain that this "freedom" has limits and bounds and is constantly under attack.
Supreme court Decisions on Freedom of Religion
Eleventh graders analyze the limits and bounds of religious freedom issues in the United States through several Supreme Court case decisions.
State v. Russell, Minnesota Supreme Court
Students examine the impact of court decisions. In this Minnesota Supreme Court lesson, students read the State v. Russell case study regarding cocaine drug use. Students take notes on the case and respond to discussion questions regarding the case.
The Supreme Court's Rulings on Young People
Pupils read an article describing five Supreme Court cases involving students and choose one case to conduct further research on.
The Supreme Court's role in American Society
Eleventh graders explore the role of the Supreme Court in American Society. In this American Government activity, 11th graders read the background of the Constitution. Students determine the relevance of each decision to current society or to their own lives by using a scale of 1-5 (from critically important to insignificant).
Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
Civil Rights and the Michigan Supreme Court II
Students view a PowerPoint presentation on the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society's Civil Rights and/or the Native American Rights. They write a reaction paper and prepare for a class discussion. They work in groups and discuss specific cases that were important historically.
The Supreme Court
Students examine the Fourteenth Amendment. In this Supreme Court instructional activity, students define due process and equal protection as they analyze the impact of the amendment and the Supreme Court on workers' rights in the early 20th century. Video segment links and discussion guides are included.
Government: Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
Students read an article about nominee JohnG. Roberts prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court. They research his confirmation hearings and decide whether or not they agree with his appointment. Students select a courth chief justice and write a speech they think he may have given during his/her tenure.
Supreme Court Case Study: District of Columbia Vs Heller
Examine the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia vs Heller, to build a better understanding of the Bill of Rights. Learners visit three different websites, read the provided informational text, and then answer a series of critical thinking questions. Answers and web links are included.