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Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Order (and learning) in the court!
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

This site from the Supreme Court Historical Society and Street Law features Supreme Court cases and concepts that correlate to state and national social studies standards. It provides a full range of activities and resources to support the teaching of these cases.
The sites design is simple, with links to the landmark cases on the left and links to the concepts on the right. All of the materials can be downloaded in pdf format for use offline. Included is a search tool at the bottom of the homepage that enables users to search a variety of legal resources.

This site is a one-stop resource for activities related to key Supreme Court cases and concepts that are mandated by state social studies standards. Teachers and students will find background summaries and excerpts of opinions on such cases as Marbury vs. Madison, Dred Scott vs. Sandford, and Brown vs. Board of Education, as well as online activities and lessons and links to the full text of the Supreme Court decisions. These materials are available in three reading levels, one of which is geared to the vocabulary of ESOL students. Teachers will appreciate the section of instructions for general teaching strategies such as case study, moot court, role play, continuum, community resources, evaluating Web sites, political cartoon analysis, and scored discussion.


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