Supreme Court Shake-Up
Learners examine the role of the Supreme Court through an interactive program. They analyze the history of the Court and its members. They finally explore how the Supreme Court works.
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The Challenge of Selecting an Ideal Supreme Court Nominee
Nearly every president has had the opportunity to name a nominee to the United States Supreme Court. But what makes someone an ideal candidate to become a Supreme Court justice? High schoolers test their prior knowledge about the Supreme...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Montgomery to the Supreme Court
Students explore Supreme Court cases that featured Civil Rights issues. For this Supreme Court lesson, students examine primary source records regarding Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Browder v Gayle case, in order to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Will the Supreme Court Vouch for Vouchers?
Students investigate past Supreme Court decisions that have centered on education issues and assess the ways in which those decisions have impacted American education. They consider the controversies surrounding the issue of school...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Traitors and Spies in the Time of War
Learners investigate Supreme Court cases regarding the treatment of spies. In 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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History