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Supreme Court Case Project: Home

"Facebook" Google Slide

When creating the "Facebook" page, use this Google Slide as a template.

You need to Click on File, then Make a Copy.

Note: You have the permission to alter the template as needed.  For example, if you can't find a photo of the plantiff, you may improvise.

Summary Google Doc

Use the Google Doc to enter the information for your summary.  

You need to Click on File, then Make a Copy.

The Assignment

You will study a Supreme Court case which tested the First or Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.  (The first ten amendments to the Constitution make up the "Bill of Rights.")

The First Amendment:  Guarantees freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition.

The Fourth Amendment states: Guarantees freedom from unreasonable search and seizure.  Law enforcement needs probable cause and a warrant to search you or your belongings.  

There are two parts to the assignment:

1. You will create a fake "Facebook" page for the case using a Google Slide.  

2. You will use a Google Doc to summarize the case.

Both of these files will save to your Google Drive.  You will turn in both parts to Google Classroom.

Searching for Cases

When searching a major Supreme Court case, use the following keywords in Google:


OR landmark

OR historic

AND "supreme court" AND the amendment

and/or you can try these websites:

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Jennifer Jourdain
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-9200 x5125