Often times, learning about the Supreme Court has students wondering "why should I care?" The court can seem like a bunch of stuffy old men and women who rule on things that have no bearing in the lives of students (teaching about Marbury v. Madison can make one feel like Ben Stein's character from Ferris Bueller).
This project's aim is to take the stuffy old Supreme Court and bring it down to the students. The overall goal is to make sure that students see that the rulings by the court can have major impacts in their daily lives (Ingraham v. Wright, for example).
Included in this lesson/project:
- Lesson Plan
- QR Code Scavenger Hunt Activity that highlights landmark Supreme Court Cases
- Project Outline
The Project itself assigns each student a Supreme Court case that relates to student lives and has them present it to their classmates, after researching it.