STEP 1: TASK DEFINITION
Ask, "What's the task? What types of information do I need?"
Think about the final product you will need to create, and consider what special requirements you need to follow!
Amendment & Supreme Court Case Analysis & Presentation
In groups of 3-4 choose one of the following topics to investigate. Each group must explain 3-4 Supreme Court cases using the case study format below. Research should be done in and outside of class. A single presentation should be created and all members should be responsible for one of the cases.
What to include on your powerpoint (case study format):
Name of Case/ Court deciding/ Date
Cases must be presented in chronological order
The cases listed under your Amendment that are in bold must be in the presentation
What is the case about? Facts, people or parties involved, government action that is challenged.
What is the issue in the case? What is the legal question the court must decide.
What are the arguments presented by both sides of the case? Explain each.
How would your group decide the case? Why?
Ask the class how they would decide.
How did the U.S. Supreme Court rule and why? Were there dissenting opinions? Concurring opinions?
What is due after each week of work time!
Week 1: Getting organized
Week 2: Research your case
Week 4: Explain the cases with group members
Week 5: Find a news clip that is related to your amendment
Week 6: Finishing & clean up of all format/slides etc...