In re Gault (1967)

This In re Gault (1967) handout & reference also includes:

Does due process of law apply to juveniles in the United States? Class members learn about the Supreme Court case that answered this question, as well as the required procedures of due process.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Spark dynamic conversation using the second worksheet by having learners think-pair-share their initial responses, and then hosting a whole-class discussion
  • Consider having a local police officer come into class to discuss student rights
Pros

  • Due process procedures thoroughly explained
  • Engaging worksheet that encourages critical thinking and personal connection
Cons

  • None