The Supreme Court: A New Kind of Justice

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Equal protection under the law for every citizen—what prompted this civil right? The Fourteenth Amendment pushes individuals, as well as the Supreme Court, to examine the need for the privileges and immunities following the Civil War. Class members form their own opinions while viewing a video clip and reflecting on questions that prompt thought and discussion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the background reading as homework before showing the video clip
  • Have students brainstorm what privileges they have under the law as US citizens 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires audio and video equipment to show the clip to the entire class
Pros

  • Includes printable worksheets and materials for classroom use
  • Contains additional video clips for extension of lesson
Cons

  • None