The Supreme Court: Liberty of Contract

How did the Supreme Court apply the Fourteenth Amendment to cases involving working people? Learn all about labor rights in a resource that focuses on the liberty of contract and protections for workers. Scholars complete handouts that guide them during the video, participate in a class activity relating to the minimum wage, and engage in discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ensure learners have prior knowledge of the Industrial Revolution and Depression Era by quizzing them and checking for understanding before beginning the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires downloading and presenting two QuickTime videos
  • Takes some prep work to create and post signs as well as distribute a handout
Pros
  • Supplies answers to discussion questions
  • Helps high schoolers build critical thinking skills
Cons
  • None
Common Core