Verdict of History Lesson Plans

Bring the Verdict of History to your classroom!

Featuring seven of the 20 most significant opinions of the first two centuries of the Michigan Supreme Court, the Verdict of History lesson plans were designed to teach your students to think critically, develop their decision-making skills, and understand how the judicial system applies to their own lives.

The Verdict of History lesson plans can be taught in a single day or as a week-long unit, and include an overview of the Michigan judicial system, legal brief writing lesson, and mini-moot court activity.

The cases that are featured in the Verdict of History lesson plans are sure to engage students. From racial segregation in schools to eugenics laws to whether being a member of a nudist colony constitutes indecent exposure, the Verdict of History will make your students think.

Download the Verdict lesson plans as a PDF.

Other resources:

Procedures of the Court

Michigan’s One Court of Justice

Purpose of the Judicial Branch

How the Court Affects You

Oral Arguments in the Michigan Supreme Court

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