Supreme Court Cases Cooperative Learning Structure/ Stations/ Simulation

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In this zipped file, you will find the greatest tool I have used yet for the Supreme Court Cases that I have used in years. I simply took 6 manila folders and labeled them with the court case numbers (there are 6 court cases). I glued the court case summary on the right of the inside of the folder and made a pocket on the left with the folded up Supreme Court Decision inside. I number my students off 1-6 and split them up which makes it easy for photocopying with the court cases and the folders make the gallery walk/ learning stations last forever. This is also a great place to throw in some Kagan Structures. The Case Log is the only major photocopying you have to do, or you can have the students copy it down ahead of time. The students take on the role of the Supreme Court Justices as they complete the following as a group of Justices as they take notes, guess the outcome, and finally reveal the actual outcome of each case:

Case #______ Case Title:___________________________

Amendment being argued:

#___ :__________________________________________

Summary of the case:

Your decision: _____ to _____ in favor of_____________________

Supreme Court Decision

______ to ____ in favor of____________________because

Standard: SS.7.C.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.

Benchmark: SS.7.C.3.12 Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases including, but not limited to, Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, in re Gault, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, and Bush v. Gore.

Background Knowledge: Students should have a working knowledge of trial, appellate, and supreme courts at the state and national levels. Students should understand the appellate process and the significance of judicial precedent, particularly with U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Students should be able to conduct a keyword search and evaluate search results for reliability.


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Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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