Lesson Plan

The Supreme Court and the Lives of American Women 1908-2005

While Roe v. Wade and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment often get top billing in women's history, other lesser-known laws impact their daily lives. Pupils research cases such as Planned Parenthood v. Casey and use a jigsaw model to explore the issues in each Supreme Court case, weighing the decisions' impacts on women.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Research important cases that have affected women's lives
  • Present findings to the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Some court cases involve topics such as abortion and contraception
  • Activity explores unique aspects of court history that are relevant to daily life
  • Lesson links to a variety of resources that are easy to adapt
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