The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project

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Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a sample Facebook page for Clarence Earl Gideon in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Facebook template provided through PowerPoint presentation
  • Includes suggested list of cases that involve the First and Fourth Amendments
  • Detailed and well-designed rubric
  • Additional materials includes brief summaries of landmark cases for class members to preview
Cons

  • Some information on document is specific to author's class and cannot be edited
  • Specify guidelines for assigned research paper, which is mentioned in the rubric but unclear in project description