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Supreme Court Project  (60 points)

 For the next few weeks we will be working on an individual and ongoing project that will be due on Monday, October 22, 2012.  We will spend several days using the library, computer labs laptops in class to conduct your research.  You will use your knowledge from the Constitution unit, your own research in the classroom or outside of class, and guidance from your teacher to complete this project.

 

  • October 1 – In class review of cases and go over the assignment
  • October 2 – Proposals are due (no class time given)
  • October 4 – library and computer lab / introduction of resources available
  • October 5 - library and computer lab
  • October 10 - library and computer lab
  • October 11 - library and computer lab
  • October 18 – laptops in classroom
  • October 18 – laptops in classroom

 

            Is there a particular Supreme Court Case that really interests you?  If so, you will do more investigating about this particular case, and make a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class about it!  You are required to reference three different sources (books, internet, magazines, newspapers, etc.)    Your power Point Presentation must have visual or audio aids accompanying it.  Your final presentation to the class should be 3-6 minutes long.  Your case must be approved by Mrs. Milito before you begin creating your Power Point!

 

Proposals are due on:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012

 

Print copy of your project due on:  Monday, October 22 by the end of the school day

 

Presentations begin on:   Monday, October 22, 2012   *5 points extra credit to students who go on Monday!

 

·         Proposal (5 points) – Students will submit the attached proposal form to Mrs. Milito following the directions found on the sheet. 

·         Details (20 points) – Students need to address the following details in their presentation.

o   -Nature of case – what is the case about? (2 points)

o   -Circumstances that made the case a controversial issue (setting) (2 points)

o   -Who was involved? (2 points)

o   -What is the background story? (2 points)

o   -Part of the Constitution in Question? (2 points)

o   -The Supreme Court’s decision? (5 points)

o   -Significance – has this changed society or peoples thinking today? (5 points)

Presentation of Information (20 points)

o   You took your time and created a neat and organized presentation which allowed the students and teacher to easily follow your train of though and address the questions in an easily understood manner. (5 points)

o   Completed and turned in a print out of the slides for the teacher on time. (5 points)

o   Use of correct spelling and grammar throughout the presentation (10 points)

·         Creative (5 points)

o   You added a variety of different elements to your presentation including but not limited to: art work, pictures, transitions, color, animations, and different perspectives.

·         Public Speaking (5 points)

o   Clear

o   Loud enough

o   Shows evidence of practice and knowledge or what you will talk about

o   Looked at your audience

o   Within the projected time restraints of 3-6 min!

·         Bibliography Slide (5 points)

o   Used a minimum of 3 different resources

o   Used correct MLA format for sources

o   All artwork (not from clip art) has a source citation

Proposal and Potential Cases

Supreme Court Project Proposal (5 points)

 

            Is there a particular Supreme Court Case that really interests you?  If so, you will do more investigating about this particular case, and make a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class about it!  You are required to reference three different sources (books, internet, magazines, newspapers, etc.)    Your power Point Presentation must have visual or audio aids accompanying it.  Your final presentation to the class should be 3-6 minutes long.  Your case must be approved by Mrs. Milito before you begin creating your Power Point!

 

Proposals are due on:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012 start of class

  

Directions:  Please complete this form in its entirety and submits it to Mrs. Milito on or before the start of your class period on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.  Students who fail to do so for any reason other than an unscheduled absence will lose all 5 points, but still be required to submit the form.

 

Response:  Students can expect a response from me no later than start of class on Friday Thursday, October 4, 2012 so that students can begin working on proposal of project.  Early turn in may result in earlier responses.  Please feel free to see me with questions prior to due dates about any portion of this project.

 

Supreme Court Project Proposal (5 points)

  

  1.  What is the Supreme Court case you plan to research?

   

  1. Give a brief description of what you know already about this case?

   

  1. Why did you choose this case?

   

  1. What textbook pages may help you with this case and background information?

  

  1. Do you have any concerns for me?

 

 

Potential Supreme Court Cases

 

Cases with Books in the Library

  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Cruzan v. Mississippi
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford
  • Engle v. Vitale
  • Furman v. Georgia
  • Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Korematsu v. United States: Japanese
  • Loving v. Virginia
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • McCullough v. Maryland
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Reno v. ACLU
  • Roberts v. Jaycees
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Tinker v. Des Moines
  • U.S. v Nixon
  • U.S. v. Eichman
  • United States v. Amistad
  • Veronica School District v. Acton
  • Worcester v. Georgia

 

Additional Cases

  • Abington School District v. Schempp
  • Gibbons V. Ogden
  • Gregg v. Georgia
  • Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
  • Korematsu v. United States
  • Mapp v. Ohio
  • New Jersey v. T.L.O.
  • New York Times v. United States
  • Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
  • Reynolds v. United States
  • Texas V. Johnson
  • United States v. Nixion
  • West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette