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This document was created to accompany the landmarkcases.org Web site, which provides
teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark
Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case. The “Resources”
section features basic building blocks such as background summaries and excerpts of opinions
that can be used in multiple ways. The “Activities” section contains a range of short activities
and in-depth lessons that can be completed with students. While these activities are online,
many of them can be adapted for use in a one-computer classroom or a classroom with no
Depending upon the amount of time you have to teach the case, you may want to use one or
more of the "Resources" or "Activities" in conjunction with one or more of the general teaching
strategies. These include moot court activities, political cartoon analysis, continuum exercises,
and Web-site evaluation. Each of these activities is accessible through the home page and
within this document.
If you have time constraints, consider using the Teaching Recommendations Based on Your
Time, which is featured on page 3.
Feel free to experiment with these materials!