I rarely do this, but I am offering year-end extra credit. See below for info:
I will be updating this post frequently over the next 2 weeks. Please check back for what will become dozens of project resources!
Pros & :Cons
Big thanks to Eric W. (7th Period) for a great resource share: http://www.procon.org/ Great for any comparison of both sides of an issue, and it has lots of issues. Start here for any argumentative poster/paper.
Wikipedia has a very nice, and organized, collection of resources. Start searching for Supreme Court Cases here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_United_States_Supreme_Court_cases
Collection of 21 “Landmark” Supreme Court Cases: http://high-school-curriculum.suite101.com/article.cfm/teaching_american_history_through_court_cases
Neverending list of 1st Amendment SCOTUS cases: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Supreme_Court_cases_involving_the_First_Amendment
Long list of 2nd Amendment SCOTUS case law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm_case_law_in_the_United_States
Great site to search for many SCOTUS cases: http://www.findlaw.com/
Also, the 5/17 ruling regarding kids and life sentences http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-court-juveniles-20100518,0,276108.story
Go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ to see what an actual Bill looks like (such as this one: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:1:./temp/~c111wXgXAU:e1045:)
One of the most important pieces of legislation from Congress this year: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:1:./temp/~c111G9hQOP::
All of JUDY’S legislation! http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery
US Citizenship Test Questions: http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/blinstst_new.htm
US Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Citizenship site. Tons of useful study guides, forms, pictures, and info! http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
Try starting with these two SCOTUS sites – one with a list of dozens of cases @ Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:United_States_death_penalty_case_law and another with some great background on all of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_the_United_States. As is always the case with Wikipedia, scroll down to the bottom of the page to get TONS of great outside links and resources. Wikipedia uses have done tons of work for you – why re-invent the wheel?
Make your own board games: http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/gameboard.htm
Ms. Coppoletta’s class has a real good example of Digital Storytelling: http://liferoundhere.pbworks.com/Lakeview-Completed#