Instructional Video

The Supreme Court: The Dickerson Case

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You have the right to remain silent. The Dickerson Case questions the constitutionality of those words from the Miranda Rights. A short video clip allows scholars to ponder the idea of reading someone their rights when arrested. They voice their opinions through discussion questions on the rights of the accused and the views of the Supreme Court on the case at hand. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include a lesson on the fundamentals of the Supreme Court as a preview using this video: How a case gets to the Supreme Court
  • Read the Miranda Rights out loud to the students prior to the viewing of the video on the Dickerson Case to set the mood
Classroom Considerations
  • Print or post the discussion questions for use during and after the video clip
  • Resource provides discussion questions to be used in association with the video clip
  • Lesson includes background reading material for lesson preview if needed
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