Author: Jeffrey D. Stocks
Product Code: 975
ISBN: 9781593632977
Pages: 112
Availability: In stock.

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 historic 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 school 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.

Grades 7–12


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Review by: Rebecca Pickens, home | school | life magazine - November 29, 2016
Stock’s writing is lean. Adroitly condensing multifaceted concepts and details, he delivers information with a straightforward style that most students will appreciate. Supreme Court Decisions is an extremely flexible resource that suits a variety of learning styles.
Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - February 3, 2008
Specifically designed for use by students in grades 7 through 12, Supreme Court Decisions: Scenarios, Simulations, and Activities for Understanding and Evaluating 14 Landmark Court Cases by academician and curriculum developer Jeffrey D. Stocks introduces the United States Supreme Court and how it makes landmark decisions that have influenced and shaped American public life and government. Through the illustrative use of 14 actual court cases [such as] Dred Scott v. Sanford that dealt with the rights of persons accused of crimes, Supreme Court Decisions will enable students to gain perspectives of Americans living during historical periods of time, how the United States Constitution has been interpreted to resolve matters in diverse and often complex social issues, how to make predictions, and judge a case for themselves through the use of critical and creative thinking. Supreme Court Decisions is very strongly recommended for both classroom and home-schooling curriculums.

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