Board of Education v. Earls - The Fourth Amendment & Judicial Process

Is it Constitutional for schools to require drug testing of athletes? As part of their study of the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable search and seizure) class members consider the Supreme Court case of Board of Education v. Earls, and then engage in a mock trial of their own.     

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members read the text of the Fourth Amendment before watching the DVD
Classroom Considerations

  • The DVD is avaialbe for purchase for $35.00 from

  • The 23-page packet includes a detailed plan, worksheets, role cards, activities, and the rulings in the case

  • The link to the DVD does not work; however it is available for purchase from
Common Core