The content and learning activities on LandmarkCases.org are designed for use with secondary-school students (grades 7-12).
The teacher section of each case includes suggestions for differentiating and adapting the materials to best serve your students.
Note that even though the materials target a specific grade range, all types of educators and learners are welcome to use the site!
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Content Structure (for Students and for Teachers)
Each case on LandmarkCases.org is organized into two main sections: one for students and one for teachers.
The student section includes all of the case materials as downloadable, ready-to-print student handouts (as .PDFs). Teachers can use these materials links in their classroom management platform, or they can instruct students to go to LandmarkCases.org to access the materials.
The teacher section includes everything that is in the student section … and then some! Here, teachers will find all case materials as both .PDFs and editable Word documents. Additionally, this section includes:
Answers to select activities
- How to differentiate and adapt the materials
- How to scaffold the activities
- How to extend the activities
- Technology suggestions
- A guide to planning time and activities
We use a dot system to indicate reading level on the Background Reading and Vocabulary student handouts.
· = Middle school level
·· = High school level
··· = Advanced level
The Case Summaries are offered at both middle school and high school levels.
There are few case activities throughout the site that are advanced, which are indicated with ···.
All student materials are provided as print-ready .PDFs. Students will need the ability to read .PDFs on their device. Most web browsers already have this capability. Additionally, Adobe Reader is available for free, as are many other .PDF reader tools.
All teacher materials are provided as .PDFs and Word documents. The Word documents are editable, allowing teachers to modify the materials to meet their classroom needs. Note that some of the teacher material pages will link to content that lives in Street Law’s Free Resource Library. You will be prompted to sign in or create a Street Law store web account. You must "check out" in order to download the files, but you will not be required to pay or enter payment information for these free materials.
The LandmarkCases.org glossary compiles all of the important vocab terms from case materials. It is provided as a view-only Google Sheet. This glossary is both a student resource and a teacher resource.
The teaching strategies section is a comprehensive list of interactive teaching strategies, many of which are used in the LandmarkCases.org activities. This teacher resource provides instructions for implementing each strategy.
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