Lesson Plan

Landmark Supreme Court Case: Roe v Wade

Perhaps no issue is as controversial than abortion in the American landscape. Go beyond the rhetoric by examining the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. A guided note-taking activity unpacks the arguments before the court in Roe v. Wade and the ruling's impact.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use one of the suggested models to discuss the controversial ruling
Classroom Considerations
  • Subject matter of abortion may not be appropriate for all classrooms
  • Class members need Internet access to view the video clips
Pros
  • Video clips include representatives from both sides of the issue
  • Note-taking sheet carefully examines the legal arguments rather than focusing on politics
Cons
  • None