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Will the Supreme Court Vouch for Vouchers?
Students investigate past Supreme Court decisions that have centered on education issues and assess the ways in which those decisions have impacted American education. They consider the controversies surrounding the issue of school vouchers.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 43 Downloads
Justice Is Blind, Colorblind That Is
It's so interesting to see kids respond to articles about education. To start the day, prompt learners to discuss the words colorblindness and diversity. Then, split your class in two and have one side read an article from 2007 and the other read an article from 1954.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
It's Your Right: A Civil Rights Brochure
Learners examine the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Supreme Court cases in order to broaden their understanding of the US Judicial System. They research a variety of textual and Internet resources to create a tri-fold brochure, which houses a summary and pro/con argument related to one Civil Rights issue.
12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 48 Downloads
Landmark Supreme Court Decisions: History and Effect
Students examine a Supreme Court decision. They survey the case's inception in the lower courts, through the effects the decision has had on subsequent lower court decisions, law, and police. They write a 5-6 page paper summarizing the history, hearing, decision, and effects of the case.
10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
New Review The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After reviewing the document, class members will break into groups and act out scenarios involving the primary concepts related to each of the first ten amendments.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 170 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Schneck v. United States (1919)
Provide learners with an opportunity to explore Supreme Court decisions that impacted the United State. Learners read this two-page selection about Schneck v. United States (1919), and then they respond to two short-answer questions about the case.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
North Carolina Supreme Court Justices
Should Supreme Court justices in states be elected by the people or appointed by the governor? Using quotes provided in this writing prompt and their own observations and experiences, have learners consider this question and write a letter to their representatives taking a particular position.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes a Good Law?
Why were laws created? Spark a group discussion on why we need laws to co-exist. Should the sale of some things be outlawed on Sundays? Read a case summary between Target and the state of Minnesota that debated this issue. Ask your learners to discuss how laws evolve over time.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 82 Downloads
Traitors and Spies in the Time of War
Students investigate Supreme Court cases regarding the treatment of spies. In this traitors and spies instructional activity, students examine the Ex Parte Milligan (1866) and Ex Parte Quirin (1942) cases. Students discover the details and rulings on the cases and debate about how the cases may apply to foreign and domestic terrorists today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
New Review Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and hosting a mock community meeting on the issue.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore some of the top Supreme Court cases of the 1998-1999 term, assessing the issues behind these cases and the potential impact of the decisions made by the Court. Small groups closely examine one of this term's Supreme Court cases.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 31 Downloads