Structure of the Court System: Crash Course Government and Politics #19

The Supreme Court is set up to practice a concept known as Judicial Review. Scholars investigate the structure of the court system in the United States government and politics. They use a short video, the 19th of a 50-part unit, to analyze how a case ultimately ends up in a federal court or even the Supreme Court. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Role play a Supreme Court hearing using a real case and arguments
  • Extend lesson with research on the current Supreme Court and cases on their docket
Classroom Considerations
  • Video clip is less than 10 minutes in length
Pros
  • Lesson includes a Thought Bubble animating the concept for visual learners 
  • Resource introduces several different courts and primary source information for learning 
Cons
  • None