This lesson is within an 8th grade unit about the Bill of Rights and focuses on how the Supreme Court operates within the context of a simulated First Amendment case.
Context of the lesson within the unit:
This lesson follows lessons introducing the structure of the federal judicial branch and the rights included within the federal Bill of Rights. Students have already participated in a “Bill of Rights Scramble” activity where they have gained an understanding of the basic rights protected under the aforementioned document as well as lessons outlining the structure and function of the U.S. Supreme Court. They have also read and discussed cases relevant to the simulated case that they will be ruling upon.