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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!: Simulating the Supreme Court

Regular readers are no stranger to EDSITEment's work, and perhaps have used one of their previously featured lesson plans in their classroom (the latest in the 04-03-2020 Scout Report). As the name suggests, EDSITEMENT lesson "Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!: Simulating the Supreme Court" focuses on the "Constitutional responsibilities and powers of the Supreme Court." Created in 2019 by Kathryn Milschewski, this lesson plan is particularly relevant to high school civics and history teachers. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the Supreme Court's role in context with the other branches of government and includes guiding questions, four classroom activities, handouts, and reference materials. The first activity introduces students to the Court's purpose and function, while the second and third activities focus on analyzing and arguing court cases (with an emphasis on freedom of speech). Finally, the fourth activity provides materials for a "Supreme Court simulation," where students take on the roles of justices, attorneys, clerks, and more. Teachers looking to create an entire Supreme Court unit may enjoy some of the "related" lesson plans highlighted at the bottom of the page, including "John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and Judicial Review."
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Date of Scout Publication
October 9th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
September 25th, 2020 at 1:56pm
Date Of Record Release
October 1st, 2020 at 12:31pm
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