This Supreme Court case pack includes a summary of the case written on a middle school level, a glossary, three primary source activities, an essential question analysis, and suggested additional resources.
This resource is one of six Supreme Court Case Packs for Middle School Classrooms—a collection of historical Supreme Court case summaries combined with relevant Library of Congress sources.
Additional case packs available include:
- McCulloch v. Maryland
- Worcester v. Georgia
- Ex Parte Merryman
- Dred Scott v. Sandford
- Plessy v. Ferguson
Street Law also recommends Teacher Tips for Using Street Law's Supreme Court Case Packs. This supporting resource offers teaching strategies that provide middle school teachers with structured, scaffolded approaches for teaching using the case packs.
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