Thursday, March 24, 2005

Great Teaching Tool: Landmark Supreme Court Cases

We invite you to visit Landmark Supreme Court Cases which we learned of at Robert Ambrogi's Lawsites. The site's description reads, in part, as follows:
This site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case. The "Resources" section features basic building blocks such as background summaries and excerpts of opinions that can be used in multiple ways. The "Activities" section contains a range of short activities and in-depth lessons that can be completed with students. While these activities are online, many of them can be adapted for use in a one-computer classroom or a classroom with no computer.

Depending upon the amount of time you have to teach the case, you may want to use one or more of the "Resources" or "Activities" in conjunction with one or more of the general teaching strategies.
Check it out! The site has been developed through the collaboration of teachers, attorneys, law students, Street Law, and The Supreme Court Historical Society.