Web site helps teach about landmark Supreme Court cases

If you are ever invited into a local classroom to speak about the Supreme Court’s role in our nation’s history, you may first want to visit Landmark Supreme Court Cases, a site developed to support educators in teaching about landmark Supreme Court cases. Focusing on cases such as Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, and Miranda v. Arizona, the site suggests several strategies for teaching about them — case studies, moot court activities, role plays and the like. For each case, it provides various resources and activities for teachers to use in conjunction with the various strategies. This is not high-level stuff, but useful for organizing lessons.

The site was developed by the Supreme Court Historical Society in collaboration with Street Law.