Lesson Plan

This document offers teachers a “quick peek” at the background, arguments, decision, and rationale for 35 Supreme Court cases. The cases are organized into four thematic categories, and include links to mini-lessons on specific cases where available. The Guide also provides the general learning objectives for all of the mini-lessons found in the Landmark Library.


The student will...

  • Describe the facts underlying a variety of landmark cases.
  • Identify the Constitutional rights at issue in each case.
  • Identify the main arguments put forth in each case.
  • Describe the Supreme Court’s decision and analysis.
  • Identify the long-term impact of the Court’s decision.



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