Miranda v. Arizona

You have the right to remain silent—but why? Scholars analyze the nature of what has become known as the Miranda Rights. A short video along with paired group work and discussion opens the issue of the rights of the accused upon arrest. Class members formulate knowledge by researching the varying opinions of Supreme Court justices. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students write down as many of the Miranda Rights as they remember to open the lesson 
  • Extend the lesson with an additional video on the Miranda Rights court case
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects instructors to pause the video during the Stop and Think portions of the lesson
Pros
  • Lesson includes video evidence to differentiate instruction for audio and visual learners
  • Resource provides detailed lesson plans for teacher use 
Cons
  • None