Arizona v. United States — States and Immigration Law

As part of a study of immigration law, class members read a summary of the Supreme Court case, Arizona v. United States. They then examine a series of examples and acting as federal court judges, must determine if the scenarios meet the requirements of reasonable suspicion as defined by the case.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members track recent immigration debate and legal proceedings
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes that a protocol is in pace for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • 10th in an 11-part series of resources, designed to be used in order
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes a detailed plan, a summary of the Supreme Court case, five scenarios, an answer key, and links to related lessons
Cons

  • None
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  • Handling Controversy in the Classroom
  • Informational Text
  • Activity
  • Student Reference