Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright. Dealing with whether or not a state must provide a lawyer to the accused, this lesson asks students whether or not they believe the Sixth amendment guarantee's the right to counsel in all cases and whether the government must provide a lawyer to defendants who want one but cannot afford one.
Rights of the Accused – Essay by Dennis Goldford, Ph.D.
Gideon v. Wainwright - Case Background
Documents to Examine (A-I)
The Issue Endures - Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, 2004
Identifying and Teaching against Misconceptions: Six Common Mistakes about the Supreme Court – Essay by Diana E. Hess Classroom Applications
Case Briefing Sheet
Constitutional Issue Evidence Form
Attorney Document Analysis
Moot Court Procedures Tips for Thesis Statements and Essays Rubric for Evaluating a DBQ Essay on a 9-Point Scale
Key Question Scoring Guidelines for All Essays
Constitutional Principles and their Definitions