Supreme court case Project
Part of understanding the role of the United States government and judicial system is understanding how laws are made and how they are interpreted. In this project, you and a group (no more than 3) are to design a presentation and poster (or movie trailer) promoting an upcoming movie based on a famous Supreme Court case.
Your group will receive the name of a landmark Supreme Court case:
Roe v. Wade
Engel v. Vitale
Baker v. Carr
Schenk v. US
California v. Bakke
New Jersey v. TLO
Buckley v. Valeo
Plessy v. Ferguson
Korematsu v. US
Mapp v. Ohio
Tinker v. DesMoines
Gitlow v. New York
Heart of Atlanta v. US
Grutter v. Bollinger
Step 1: Research and preparation
- A description of the facts behind the case, who was involved, etc…
- A statement of the issue or problem posed by the case, a reference to the arguments or various positions that can be taken on the issue
- A decision or a result on the issue presented
- An explanation of the reasoning behind the decision
- If the case set a precedent, what other later cases are related to the topic/precedent? Was the precedent overturned?
Step 2: Create your movie poster/movie trailer
- Includes a summary of the case.
- Explains the immediate and long-term effects of the ruling and how it impacts America.
- Includes some sort of time line from the initial event through the lower courts to the Supreme Court. Find at least 5 important events related to the case and show when they occurred.
- Displays movie title, identifies the case, the issue involved, the primary people involved, the year of the case, and the Court in which the case was heard (Warren Court, Berger Court...)
- High quality product—does not look like a 5th grader made it…
Step 3: Presentations
You and your partner(s) will have 3 minutes to present your case to the class.