This is a handout that can be used for Government, Civics, or American History class. Page one gives explicit instructions on the requirements for the assignment: students will pick a landmark supreme court case to research, write a 300 word paper on the case, and present a slideshow presentation for the class that informs their peers about the case they chose. The slides should be a minimum of 10, and the presentation time should be 3-5 minutes. Each part (paper and presentation) is worth 50 points for a total of 100, but of course you can change any of the requirements to fit your needs.
On page two is a list of possible court cases the students can choose from. There are 19 of them, ranging in time from Marbury v. Madison to Obergefell v. Hodges. This is a great project to assign for Government class when you're covering the judicial branch of Government. These are all good examples of the impact the Supreme Court can make on our lives, and students usually enjoy reading about the specific details of the people involved in these cases.