Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Griswold v. Connecticut. Dealing with whether or not a citizen has a natural right to privacy, this lesson asks students to support or refuse the Supreme Court's ruling in Griswold, that the Constitution protects a right to privacy within marriage that includes the decision to use artificial birth control.
Personal Liberty – Essay by Dennis Goldford, Ph.D.
Griswold v. Connecticut – Case Background
Documents to Examine (A-M)
The Issue Endures – Eisenstadt v. Baird, 1972
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