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Supreme Court Landmark Court Cases Mini Unit PBL

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Explore our least-known branch of government through a very real and relevant lens that will engage each of your students. Challenge them to explore the Bill of Rights, the 9 Justices of the Supreme Court, and landmark cases of free speech, privacy, criminal rights, and equality in this inquiry-driven, collaborative-based PBL unit that asks, “What are my Constitutional rights?”

This unit comes in two formats: print PDF and digital for Google Slides.

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Check out the full Supreme Court and Constitutional Rights PBL Unit

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Greatness is appreciating the carefully considered, balanced, and value-based decision-making process that creates the rights we use every day.

Fewer than half of Americans (43%) can name even ONE Supreme Court Justice or even ONE right guaranteed by the First Amendment (48%).

Don’t let your students be on the wrong side of either of these abysmal statistics, which puts into jeopardy a whole host of rights guaranteed to us, by making your teaching stick beyond the unit test with these visceral and relevant activities and project.

This year, let’s leave the way-out-of-date government textbook behind and take students straight to the front-page news of today with primary sources, data graphs, web-based research, and student-created teaching tools to make their learning memorable.

Everything you need for this unit is included: project samples and step-by-step directions, rubrics and answer keys, bell ringers and exit tickets, handouts and links to online resources, and detailed daily lesson plans. Even better, you'll always be able to download annually updated resources for free!

This unit can be done well in anywhere from 1-2 weeks, based on the combination of activities you select!

Included in this complete unit:

Overview

  • Teacher Unit Overview with general notes, links, standards, and a pacing guide
  • Daily Lesson Plans with step-by-step details, planning, and lesson takeaway notes
  • Detailed Answer Keys for each activity
  • Editable PPT file to assist in lessons throughout unit

Student Activities

  • Unit Hook: shock your students’ incoming knowledge in the Constitutional rights they have
  • My Bill of Rights: dissect the essential rights of Americans regarding free expression, privacy, criminal proceedings, and equality
  • Current Supreme Court: research and peer-teach the current members of the highest court (updated to include Justice Barret)
  • Landmark Supreme Court Cases: research and peer-teach in a gallery walk of court case one-pagers displaying the facts of famous cases that have helped define many of our basic rights
  • The Docket: examine the upcoming cases in the current Supreme Court session
  • Both PDF and Google Slides version of all student assignments

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Want the complete unit?

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Total Pages
43 PDF + 16 Google Slide pages + 36 PPT slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

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Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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