2021 AP Government Skills with John Burkowski #4 | SCOTUS Comparison (Paper Exam)
In this episode, we review strategies to describe and compare the reasoning decisions and opinions of required Supreme Court Cases. Students will also need to explain how required Supreme Court cases relate to non-required Supreme Court Cases, foundational documents, and other sources.
Supreme Court Document-Based Questions
Supreme Court DBQs: Exploring the Cases that Changed History helps your students develop the critical thinking skills they need to evaluate the Court's rulings and the impact of these rulings on American society. Your students will analyze primary sources spanning five centuries--colonial codes of law, the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, contemporary photographs, case law, oral arguments, the Court's majority and dissenting opinions, and others. Key tasks for each DBQ will lead them towards an understanding of the role played by the Court and an assessment of its decisions. Each DBQ also contains a section called "The Issue Endures," which highlights current applications of the case issue.