Landmarkcases.org provides teachers with the tools they need to teach students about important U.S. Supreme Court cases.
In the header of each page is a link dedicated to explaining the
teaching strategies used in the educational activities. The page also
includes a breakdown of which landmark cases employ specific
strategies. Teachers have the option of printing or viewing the
detailed description of each teaching strategy.
Also found in the header of each page is a breakdown of the cases by
topic and links to more information on the legal concepts covered.
Information about each case is divided in the following categories:
Key excerpts from the majority opinion
Key excerpts from the dissenting opinion
Full text of the majority opinion
Summary of the decision
Answers & Differentiation Ideas
The background summaries and questions and vocabulary exercises for each case are available in three different reading levels:
- ••• = highest reading level
- •• = average reading level
- • = for ESOL students
The exact format for citing any source varies depends on your
school’s preferred style guide (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of
Style). But with all of the style guides, the information cited is
basically the same.
Landmark Cases. 2002. Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court
Historical Society. Day Month Year of access <url of cited page>.