Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!: Simulating the Supreme Court

Students have freedom of speech—or do they? Using an actual court case and research materials on the Supreme Court, young legal scholars examine the Supreme Court's role and history. Then, they argue a case the court declined to hear and decide: Just how much freedom of speech should an individual have? Portfolio options allow for formative or summative assessments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use analysis worksheets to teach about the Supreme Court and the Constitution
  • Take advantage of the role play activity to simulate the work of the high court
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities may be used independently of each other
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Main activity is engaging and allows for student choice
  • Resource includes plentiful resources on the high court
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