Landmark Cases Resource Information
Street Law, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill proudly announce the availability of a new online resource designed to help teachers and students learn about the 15 United States Supreme Court cases most often mandated by state social studies standards. The web site – www.landmarkcases.org
- provides background information for each case (at three different reading levels), activities for each case (ranging from political cartoons and moot courts to continuum exercises and web site evaluations), and a lesson plan guide that suggests which activities to use depending on the amount of time the teacher can devo te to that case.
Cases include Marbury v. Madison
, McCullough v. Maryland
, Gibbons v. Ogden
; race discrimination cases such as Dred Scott, Plessy and Brown; criminal justice cases including Mapp, Gideon, and Miranda; and school cases such as Tinker, TLO and Hazelwood. A portion of the web site links to Findlaw’s materials on important constitutional concepts such as equal protection, separation of powers, federalism, due process, judicial review, and the commerce clause.
A separate site with answers to the problems/activities is being developed for teachers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to get the address of this special site or for information on teacher training.