Mapp v. Ohio

Do you have a search warrant? Scholars investigate the concept of illegal search and seizure through the eyes of the Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio. A short video clip along with paired group work opens discussion on the concept of how police gather evidence legally while following the Fourth Amendment. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Preview the lesson with a background reading on the Mapp v Ohio court case
  • Invite a local police officer as a guest speaker to address proper search procedures under the law
Classroom Considerations
  • Video technology needed if assigning as homework 
  • Contains detailed lesson plans for teacher instruction 
  • Provides printable viewing guides for use during the video clip