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Supreme Court The Justices Dealing with Segregation
The Supreme Court Justices

Brown v. Board of Education
http://brownvboard.org/actvtybk/word.htm
Word search. Find the words listed about the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case of 1954.

Congress and the Courts
http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_courts.htm
Lesson Plan - Analyze the United States Constitution to discern the relationship between Congress and the federal courts, the attributes deemed important in a judge, and how the courts can influence legislation. You will also apply to principle of judicial review to legislation as they take on the role of a federal judge.

Famous Supreme Court Justices
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz.cfm?qid=82018&origin=
http://www.funtrivia.com/dir/5845.html

Justices of the Supreme Court are men and women who can change the face of our society with the swoop of a pen. Here are some questions about a few of them.

Here Comes the Judge
http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=7327
This is a lesson designed to aid fourth and fifth graders in "owning" and taking responsibility for their actions. Students will be chosen for roles as the judge, defense and prosecuting attorneys, the defendant, and witnesses. Three different cases will be presented. The remaining classmates will serve as the jury.

The Federal Court System
http://www.glencoe.com/qe/qe54.php?qi=1361&ch=11
Self-check quiz about the federal court system.

The Federal Court System
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/tutor/govciv/
usgov2002/puzzles/usg2002_11.html

Interactive crossword puzzle about the federal court system.

Framework for Democracy - The Judiciary I
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072528796/student_view0/
episode20/multiple_choice_quiz.html

Interactive multiple-choice quiz

Framework for Democracy - The Judiciary I
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072528796/student_view0/
episode20/true_or_false.html

Interactive true or false quiz

Framework for Democracy - The Judiciary II
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072528796/student_view0/
episode21/multiple_choice_quiz.html

Interactive multiple-choice quiz

Framework for Democracy - The Judiciary II
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072528796/student_view0/
episode21/true_or_false.html

Interactive true or false quiz

Judges on Trial
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2002/04/08/judges-on-trial/
Lesson Plan - In this lesson, students investigate how different branches of government affect or aid the appointment of a Supreme Court justice nominee and the responsibilities of a judge.

Judicial Decision: The Citizen Goes to Court
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072528796/15805/sim17.htm
Simulation - Travel through the Criminal Justice System and discover how certain factors leads to affect your future.

Justice
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sst/sst104.txt
Lesson Plan - Experience brainstorming and open-ended questioning strategies and research to develop a better understanding of the justice
system.

Justice: A Man’s Title and His "Guiding Light" - A Look Back at the Life and Influence of Justice Harry A. Blackmun
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/1999/03/05/justice-a-mans-title-and-his-guiding-light/?scp=1&sq=Justice:%20A%20Man%E2%80%99s%20Title%20and%20His%20%
22Guiding%20Light%22&st=cse

Lesson Plan - Reflect on the life of retired Justice Henry A. Blackmun, investigating major court decisions he influenced and understanding the impact of his voice in the Supreme Court on our society today.

Supreme Court Rock and Roll
http://mcguire.web.unc.edu/supreme-court-of-rock-and-roll/
What if the members of the U.S. Supreme Court were rock and roll musicians? What would their names be? What bands would they join? This website imagines who the justices might have been had they considered alternative careers in music.

Covering the Court's complete history, it's a collection of bad puns and name mash-ups that matches each justice with a musical group or performer from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. Many are obvious, a few are obscure.

No offense is intended to the justices (or the musicians, for that matter).

Supreme Decision
http://www.ourcourts.org/flashgames/1/index.html
Play a clerk to a justice of the Supreme Court and help decide about a student’s rights in school.

Telecommunications: On Common Ground
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072528796/student_view0/
episode21/crossword_puzzle.html#

Interactive crossword puzzle

'A Voice of Moderation and Civility' - A Look Back at Justice Lewis Powell in the Social Studies Classroom
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/1998/08/26/a-voice-of-moderation-and-civility/?scp=1&sq='A%20Voice%20of%20Moderation%20and%20Civility'&st=cse
Lesson Plan - Reflect on the life of retired Justice Lewis Powell, investigating major court decisions he influenced and understanding the impact of his 'voice of moderation and civility to an increasingly polarized (Supreme) court.'

WhoRunsGov: Elena Kagan
http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Elena_Kagan
On April 9, 2010, Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he would retire after nearly 35 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Obama announced the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Stevens on May 10, 2010. This is President Obama's second nomination to the nation's highest court, following his selection of Justice Sonia Sotomayor in May 2009. Notably the first female Solicitor General and first female dean of Harvard Law School, if Kagan is confirmed she will also be the fourth woman to serve on the Court.

Published by The Washington Post Company, WhoRunsGov offers profiles of government decision-makers that anyone can edit. Contributors can use their name, or not, and all information is reviewed by their editorial team before publishing.

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Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American Supreme Court justice? He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967. Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman Supreme Court justice. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

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