Judicial Branch and Civil Liberties Unit: Civics Curated Course

Supreme Court Document-based Questions

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. Dealing with the extent of students First Amendment rights, this lesson asks students to argue whether or not the First amendment should protect student speech in public school-sponsored newspapers.
Students and the Constitution – Essay by Warner Winborne, Ph.D.
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier – Case Background
Documents to Examine (A-K)
The Issue Endures Identifying and Teaching against Misconceptions: Six Common Mistakes about the Supreme Court – Essay by Diana E. Hess
Classroom Applications
Online Resources
Case Briefing Sheet
Constitutional Issue Evidence Form
Documents Summary
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
Answer Key
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