Reading Through History tackles some of the most important Supreme Court cases in the history of the United States.  If you have a US History or Government class, these might be the units for you!

The Great Supreme Court Cases:

Supreme CourtThis is the complete Supreme Court Cases unit by Reading Through History. Included in this download are 168 pages worth of student activities dealing with the history, procedures, and major decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Major court cases include Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Tinker v. Des Moines, Lemon v. Kurtzman, Miranda v. Arizona, Korematsu v. United States, Roe v. Wade and many, many more.

Students will be introduced to the following terms and concepts: Judicial Review, Incorporation, Original/Appellate Jurisdiction, Eminent Domain, Separate But Equal (segregation/integration), Majority Opinion, Dissenting Opinion, etc., Implied Powers, Expressed Powers, Symbolic Speech, Jurisprudence, Certiorari, Censorship, Separation of Church and State, Precedent, Plaintiff/Defendant, Obscenity, Prior Restraint, Miranda Rights, and Probable Cause.

Students will also become exposed to: The Due Process Clause, The Establishment Clause, the Supremacy Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the Lemon test, the Imminent Lawless Action test, the Clear and Present Danger test, the O’Brien test, the Miller test, and the Bad Tendency principle.

This includes all ten complete units and it also includes four section tests, along with answer keys for each activity. It is the go to resource for any U.S. history, civics, or government teacher in need of information or student activities dealing with the High Court.

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It is also available in a Student Edition which does not have the answer key, or final assessments.  The student version is available by following the Amazon link provided.

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Supreme Court Unit 1 ($3.50)

Supreme Court Introduction coverJoin Reading Through History as we help students discover the Supreme Court, in this great introductory unit.  Topics included in this unit: The United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court procedures; and a history of the high court.  It also introduces students to terms such as original jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction, judicial review, incorporation, as well as highlighting some of the more notable justices, including John Jay, John Marshall, and Earl Warren.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder
assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 2 ($3.50)

Marshall CasesJohn Marshall effected the Supreme Court like no other justice, and this unit keys in on four of the most famous cases of his tenure.  Topics included in this unit: Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland,  Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, Worcester v. Georgia, and Barron v. Baltimore.  The concepts of judicial review, eminent domain, the Supremacy Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, and the difference between expressed powers vs. implied powers are all highlighted.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder
assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 3 ($3.50)

Supreme Court Unit #1Some of the most controversial court cases in history involved the issue of segregation and integration.  RTH takes a closer look at that issue in this unit.  Topics included in this unit: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Separate but Equal doctrine, Brown v. Board of Education, Loving v. Virginia, and the 14th Amendment including the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 4 ($3.50)

Free Speech CasesSpeak out in favor of free speech, with this unit highlighting some of the more famous “free speech” cases of the 20th Century.  Topics included in this unit: Schenck v. United States, Brandenburg v. Ohio, Gitlow v. New York, and United States v. O’Brien.  Students will become familiar with the Bad tendency principle, symbolic speech, the O’ Brien test, and the clear and present danger test.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 5 ($3.50)

Student Free Speech Unit“Constitutional rights are not shed at the schoolhouse gate.”  Help students learn this valuable lesson with some free speech cases involving student rights. Topics included in this unit: Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, Bethel School District v. Fraser, and Morse v. Frederick.  Students will be introduced to terms such as censorship, innuendo, jurisprudence, and much more.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 6 ($3.50)

Separation of Church and StateSeparation of Church and State takes center stage with this unit.  Help students understand the issue with these Supreme Court cases. Topics included in this unit: Abington School District v. Schempp, Lemon v. Kurtzman, Lynch v. Donnelly, and Alleghany County v. ACLU.  Lessons focus on Separation of Church and State, the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause, The Lemon Test, and much more.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 7 ($3.50)

Prayer in School UnitThe issue of “prayer in school” has been a hot topic for many years in the U.S.  Students can learn more about this issue with this unit.  Topics included in this unit: Everson v. Board of Education, Engel v. Vitale, Wallace v. Jaffree, and Lee v. Weisman.  Students will be introduced to such concepts as the Establishment Clause, the difference between a chief justice and an associate justice, as well as delving into the controversial topic of prayer in schools.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder
assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 8 ($3.50)

Freedom of Press and Obscenity Unit 02Stop the presses!  Freedom of the Press takes the front page headline for this unit.  Topics included in this unit: Near v. Minnesota, Sheppard v. Maxwell, New York Times v. United States, and Miller v. California.  Students will learn about censorship, the Miller test, the 6th Amendment, the Due Process Clause, prior restraint, a “local standard of decency” and much more.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 9 ($3.50)

Criminal Rights Unit“You have the right to remain silent!”  The issue of “criminal rights” will be given the 3rd degree in this unit.  Topics included in this unit: Mapp v. Ohio, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, and the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause.  It also includes information on the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments, the Miranda Warning and more.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Supreme Court Unit 10 ($3.50)

Korematsu Roe Texas v Johnson UnitThe 20th Century has provided many controversial issues, this final Supreme Court unit takes a look at a few of the biggest ones.  Topics included in this unit: Korematsu v. United States, Roe v. Wade, and Texas v. Johnson.  Students will learn about controversial issues such as abortion and flag burning, as well as the famous case which dealt with the issue of Japanese internment camps during World War II.

This PDF download includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, three vocabulary checks, three sets of true and false questions, and a final word builder assignment to wrap up the unit.  A total of 90 questions
for students to complete!

Approximate time for student completion: 50-60 minutes

This unit is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers, by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

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