Students will be able to explain significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court Cases.
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.
By now we should know the basic structure (civil vs. criminal courts - trial, appellate, and supreme courts) and functions of the Judicial Branch. The Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch. One of its most important jobs is to decide whether or not constitutional rights have been violated.
Over the next few lessons, we’ll be learning about Landmark (really important) Supreme Court Cases that have impacted how we interpret our Constitution. The cases we’ll debate today all involve students' rights in schools.
Task 1: Supreme Court Cases (Student rights in schools)
Write down your vote and explain the majority and minority (if there are any) opinions at your table. After our class discusses the case, record the actual Supreme Court decision.
Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988)
Wallace v. Jafree (1985)
New Jersey v.T.L.O. (1985)
iCivics Practice: Argument Wars
Types of Law
Learning Goal: Students will be able to recognize different types and sources of law.
SS.7.C.3.10: Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, military) of law.
By now, our knowledge of the Judicial Branch should include an understanding of how it is organized (trial, appellate, and supreme courts). We should also know that the Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch. We've learned about a few really important Supreme Court Cases that have impacted how we interpret our Constitution. We'll learn about more Supreme Court Cases after today's lesson as well.
Today we'll be learning about the different TYPES of law. The terms Civil law and Criminal law should be familiar to you by now. We'll learn about a few more today.
Task 1: Types of Law Stations
Task 2: Matching Types of Law in Current Events
Task 3: Types of Law Pic Collage
Post Your PicCollage to your class's Padlet Wall using the correct link to the right...
Directions: Back at your tables, create a pic collage with your partner that summarizes TWO of the four types of law.
Numbers 1 and 3 at your table are assigned Civil and Military Law.
Numbers 2 and 4 at your table are assigned Criminal and Constitutional Law.
*Include an example and two relevant images for each type of law you are assigned on your PicCollage.