The Supreme Court: Minersville School District v. Gobitis

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Did you know that the Supreme Court has the power to reverse lower court rulings? Class members watch a video, engage in discussion, and read background material for more information about Minersville School District v. Gobitis, a case in which Jehovah Witnesses won the right in a lower court to refrain from saluting the flag in school only to have the decision overturned by the Supreme Court.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the class by assigning the video and background reading as homework before engaging in discussion questions in class
  • Require learners to write notes as they watch the film
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an Internet connection or a way to present the video to the entire class

  • Includes support materials
  • Easily connects to Google Classroom and has the option to share and assign to scholars

  • None
Common Core