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The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment
High schoolers examine the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. In this Reconstruction Era lesson, students read and analyze 4 Supreme Court decisions regarding the Fourteenth Amendment and determine how the decisions impacted citizen rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
Practice Test: The Constitution and Democracy
Here is a standard multiple-choice test that covers important democratic events and institutions in the history of the United States. Topics covered include federalism, organization and contents of the Constitution, and major Supreme Court cases.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Practice Test: Law and the Courts
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Appellate Courts: Let’s Take It Up
How does the Court of Appeals function in the United States, and how does it differ from the Supreme Court? Beginning with an overview of a case involving a school strip search and its process through the judicial system, this resource will offer your learners the opportunity to learn about the role of appellate courts in deciding whether lower court judges have correctly applied the law.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In
Students react to a series of statements about the Supreme Court, then read a news article about the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 12 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 lesson, 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
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
Traitors and Spies in the Time of War
Learners investigate Supreme Court cases regarding the treatment of spies. For this traitors and spies lesson, students examine the Ex Parte Milligan (1866) and Ex Parte Quirin (1942) cases. Learners 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
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 22 Views 278 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice
You be the judge. After researching the role of the US Supreme Court, the background of and philosophies of current court members, class members don their robes and predict the voting patterns of the justices on three pending cases.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 23 Views 80 Downloads
Exploring Enumerated and Implied Powers
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see the differences between enumerated and implied powers.
10th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 29 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 147 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable