We always want to do something that is student-driven and empowering. Socratic Seminars, if run well, accomplish this in spades. Over the years I was able to fine tune these directions for a great Socratic Seminar. I think these directions & rubric alone are worth paying for, even if you substitute in a different topic for discussion (which could be easily done). Students really get into this court case because it is about administrator's going through their personal belongings at school, possibly violating their 4th Amendment right to protection against search and seizure. This includes an overview of the court case, a copy of the Bill of Rights, directions for how to set up and run the Seminar, directions for student work and responsibilities, and rubrics for scoring the discussion and other materials.