Why Study Landmark Cases?

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Why study landmark Supreme court cases? A helpful lesson offers a brief but valuable argument for the importance of these cases in the field of criminology. It introduces scholars to some key terms necessary for studying court cases and explains the relationship between court cases and the law. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Present in class as an overview of a unit on landmark Supreme Court cases
  • Supplement classroom instruction with the resource as an outside reading or review exercise
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a six-part series about landmark Supreme Court cases
  • Reading level is better for high school students
Pros

  • Linked key terms take users to a glossary of definitions
  • Interactive quiz provides an easy way to quickly assess understanding
Cons

  • Small font size and confusing navigation
Common Core