Instructional Video

Supreme Court of the United States Procedures: Crash Course Government and Politics #20

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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 politics. Research and open discussion helps model the process of going before the Supreme Court to argue the constitutionality of a law. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Choose a case to argue and have the class move the argument through the court system to get to the Supreme Court 
  • Review a specific case decided by the Supreme Court outlining how lawyers argued the case
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure students have online access if assigning the video clip as homework
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Lesson outlines primary source facts and material on key Supreme Court Cases to research further
  • Resource includes animation of the concept to assist visual learners 
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