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The Challenge of Selecting an Ideal Supreme Court Nominee

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Nearly every president has had the opportunity to name a nominee to the United States Supreme Court. But what makes someone an ideal candidate to become a Supreme Court justice? High schoolers test their prior knowledge about the Supreme...
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Article III: Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
After oral arguments and the lawyers go home, what actually happens in the Supreme Court? Justice Stephen Breyer describes how members of the court discuss cases and write opinions behind the scenes. Though their discussions involve...
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The Third Branch: The Supreme Court

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What exactly is the third branch of government? Your class will examine the Supreme Court and its role as the third branch. They will explore a wide variety of sources to learn about the evolution of the Supreme Court and its cases.
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Supreme Court of the United States Procedures: Crash Course Government and Politics #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can you get a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States? Learners research the way a court case ends up in the highest court in the 20th installment of a 50-part series covering the United States government and...
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From Classroom to Courtroom: The Children of Supreme Court Justices

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners choose one of the Supreme Court justices and research their life as a child from birth to age 21. They identify a list of topics that related specifically to youth that this judge may have a vested interest in.
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American History Through the Len of the Supreme Court Decisions

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine the historical background of Supreme Court decisions and the basic principles behind legislation. As part of the lesson, students discover legal concepts and terms and write sentences using the vocabulary they have...
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases And The Constitution

For Teachers 11th
Have an engaging class discussion on the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Learners examine multiple aspects of the Marbury v. Madison case and the impact that case had on the judicial system in the U.S. Web...
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How The Supreme Court Works

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Just how does a case come before the highest court in the land? A graphic flow chart unpacks how plaintiffs come before the Supreme Court. Graphics include background on the nine justices and just how many cases they actually hear each...
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Mini Lesson: Supreme Court Opinions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The court of last resort. Historians research, using current cases and issues, the impact the Supreme Court of the United States has on how our nation operates. They analyze recent decisions made by the nine judges and determine how the...
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The Supreme Court: The Dickerson Case

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The “Supreme” in Supreme Court

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does a public school have the right to restrict what t-shirts students wear? Discover what happened when this question was brought to the Supreme Court, and review other major cases in United States history involving judicial review....
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Supreme Court Decisions and Their Effect On Us

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Consider five Supreme Court cases and how their outcomes have directly affected the American population. Government students research and compose a 1-2 page pager outlining the examples of our daily life that have specifically been...
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Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
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Supreme Court Decisions on Freedom of Religion

For Teachers 11th Standards
What does freedom of religion mean? Analyze a series of Supreme Court cases where the First Amendment right to freedom of religion was put to the test. They discuss the cases' outcomes and argue whether the right decision was made....
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Lesson 5: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. For this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders take notes on how the courts have changed over time and then become observers of the court's history as they create timelines that...
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Will the Supreme Court Vouch for Vouchers?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate past Supreme Court decisions that have centered on education issues and assess the ways in which those decisions have impacted American education. They consider the controversies surrounding the issue of school...
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On This Day: Bush v. Gore is Decided by the Supreme Court

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Most Americans expect to wake up the morning after a presidential election knowing who won. That didn't happen during the 2000 election between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore. The Supreme Court had to weigh in on a messy...
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The Supreme Court: Early Civil Rights Cases Facing the Supreme Court

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine being an ex-slave after the Civil War and not understanding if you were considered a citizen of the United States. Scholars analyze the early Supreme Court battles in civil rights cases and especially the Fourteenth Amendment....
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Montgomery to the Supreme Court

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore Supreme Court cases that featured Civil Rights issues. In this Supreme Court lesson, students examine primary source records regarding Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Browder v Gayle case, in order to...
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Supreme Court Case Study: District of Columbia Vs Heller

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Examine the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia vs Heller, to build a better understanding of the Bill of Rights. Learners visit three different websites, read the provided informational text, and then answer a series of critical...
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Courts and Judges

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the Supreme Court is so supreme, why do all cases not just start there? High schoolers learn why every case does not start at the Supreme Court as well as the importance of hierarchy in the US judicial system in the 11th installment...
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Practice Test: Law and the Courts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
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The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. In this Reconstruction Era lesson, students read and analyze 4 Supreme Court decisions regarding the Fourteenth Amendment and determine how the decisions impacted citizen...
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How the Supreme Court Affects the Lives of Teens

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the structure and function of the United States Supreme Court. They examine and analyze decisions made by the Court. They participate in a debate about recent issues.

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