Oyez, Oyez...Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The first Monday in October is the beginning of the new term of the Supreme Court. This web quest will introduce students to the Supreme Court. There are several extension activities and additional links as well as the key.
In February of 2016, Supreme Court Justice Anthonin Scalia died. The Constitution says that the President of the United States is responsible for naming a replacement to the court. Republican leaders are saying they will NOT allow a nominee, named by President Barrack Obama, to be brought to the Senate for a vote. They argue the NEXT president, who takes office in January 2017, should make that choice. With almost 10 months left in office, the issue of the Supreme Court will be covered in the news. This might be a very good time to introduce your students to the Supreme Court. Why is the selection of someone to the Supreme Court such a very important one?