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Head Case: An Introduction to Legal Synthesis

thinkLaw
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Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
Standards
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Pages
14 pages
$4.00
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Description

An NFL player is injured by another player during a non-play moment in the game. Is it battery? Thousands of former NFL players band together to bring a lawsuit against the NFL asking for compensation for the long-term effects of their head injuries. Who is responsible? Did the players know the risk when they agreed to play? What about youth Pop Warner players who have faced the same level of damage?

"Head Case" guides students through three high-interest, high-profile court cases. Student compare and contrast the cases, analyze the verdicts, and use the information provided to synthesize a rule regarding head injuries and player safety.

"Head Case" Download includes:

-Teacher Guide

-Student work pages- available in both Word Document and Editable PDF form

-PowerPoint

_Braincandy Pre-made Questions (Braincandy is a FREE interactive platform for classroom polls and responses)

ALL resources are available for download AND on Google Docs

"Head Case" provides a highly engaging-cross curricular learning experience to actively engage and excite the learners in your classroom!

This lesson is FREE if you purchase it as part of our Football bundle! (a savings of $5!)

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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