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Supreme Court Decisions

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The rich history of the U.S. Supreme Court affects everyone—so why just lecture about the landmark court decisions when you can engage students in the cases that changed the course of history? In Supreme Court Decisions, students will make predictions, use their knowledge of the Constitution, gain the perspective of people living during a historical period of time, and judge a case for themselves.

The book takes students through 14 landmark cases including Dred Scott v. Sanford,...

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Overview

The rich history of the U.S. Supreme Court affects everyone—so why just lecture about the landmark court decisions when you can engage students in the cases that changed the course of history? In Supreme Court Decisions, students will make predictions, use their knowledge of the Constitution, gain the perspective of people living during a historical period of time, and judge a case for themselves.

The book takes students through 14 landmark cases including Dred Scott v. Sanford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Mapp v. Ohio, Miranda v. Arizona, and more. Students will find cases such as New Jersey v. T.L.O. particularly interesting because of their continuing effect on and relevance to students in schools today.

Because these cases are sure to evoke different emotions and spark lively discussions among your students, the book also includes activities that will help you direct this energy into meaningful learning experiences. Your students will find the lessons in Supreme Court Decisions interesting, enjoyable, and engaging.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593632977
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,403,460
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Stocks' teaching experience includes 7 years of teaching Advanced Placement and gifted and talented classes in U.S. history, U.S. government, and macroeconomics in the Katy Independent School District in Katy, TX. He was a charter member of Katy ISD's pre-AP/AP Social Studies Vertical Team and helped write the district's curriculum in macroeconomics. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a master's degree in English, curriculum, and instruction from the University of Houston. He currently is a high school administrator in Katy ISD.
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