Wisconsin v. Yoder

How far does freedom of religion truly go? The 1972 Supreme Court case Wisconsin v. Yoder introduces the concept of the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. Individuals examine the case with a short video and open discussion. To show what they know, individuals present their own opinions and reasoning of the case to the class. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign brief reading on the Wisconsin v. Yoder  case as a preview of the lesson 
  • Extend the lesson with short additional video on the Supreme Court case
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires audio and video technology if assigning as homework
  • Resource provides printable worksheets and materials for classroom distribution 
  • Includes detailed plans for teacher use
  • None