The Harlan Institute has selected four cases of interest for students that are currently pending before the United States Supreme Court. We have a prepared an online lesson plan for each case. Each plan will provide a FantasyCast YouTube vieo describing the case, a plain English explanation of the parties involved, the question presented, the background of the case, the opinion of the lower court, and the competing arguments of the Petitioner and the Respondent. Following this background information, the lesson plan will discuss all relevant constitutional provisions, statutes, precedents, and other relevant information needed to understand the case pending before the Supreme Court. The lesson plans will allow students to make predictions about the cases for points, and write blog posts for badges.
- Fisher v. University of Texas
- Clapper v. Amnesty International
- Florida v. Jardines
- Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
View archived lesson plans here.