Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Supreme Court (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
EL Civics has a good introduction to the Supreme Court that’s specifically designed for ELL’s.
Here’s a New York Times slideshow on Sotomayor.
The New York Times also has a video of the President’s announcement and Sotomayor’s comments.
Courts In The Classroom is an animated and interactive look at the United States legal system.
How Stuff Works has short videos about the Supreme Court.
PBS has a series of Court-related games, though they might only be accessible to advanced ELL’s.
There are several interactive timelines about the Supreme Court that would probably only be accessible to high-Intermediate or Advanced ELL’s:
You can also take a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court here.
Stevens Leaving Court After 34 Years is a similar slideshow from The New York Times.
10 Ways to Study the U.S. Supreme Court With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network..
GOOD Magazine has published a fascinating infographic on U.S.Supreme Court confirmation hearings (and the word “fascinating” is not one used to typically describe those events) titled Supreme Questions. Here is how they describe it:
After an extensive confirmation hearing, the Senate will vote on Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court this week. But what, exactly, did they talk about? A new study has looked at the questions asked to each potential justice since 1939. Mostly, they talk about inconsquential matters, but examining the questions asked over the last 70 years gives insight into the issues that have faced our country and the court.
The New York Times has published an interactive quiz with six questions. It will show if you have a liberal or conservative position on six issues; what the majority of Americans believe on the issue, and how the Supreme Court has ruled on it.
15 Supreme Court cases that changed America is a CNN slideshow.
Antonin Scalia’s death could lead to more 4-4 ties. Here’s what happens if it does. https://t.co/k4iQEOYFUV
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Ways to Study the U.S. Supreme Court With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.
Lesson Idea: Interactive Supreme Court Timeline Case Study is from C-Span.
Everything you need to know about appointing a Supreme Court justice is a Washington Post interactive.
TED-Ed has just released a lesson and video on How do US Supreme Court justices get appointed?
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: How Does a Nominee Get Confirmed? is from NBC News.
How Trump’s Nominee Will Alter The Supreme Court is from Five Thirty Eight.
Meet Judge Neil Gorsuch — a front-runner for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is from The Business Insider.
Neil Gorsuch is President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is from CBS News.
The path ahead for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is from The Washington Post.
Evaluating Trump’s Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: A Lesson Plan is from The New York Times Learning Network.
Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite is from The Associated Press.
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) July 10, 2018
A more conservative Supreme Court could step, not lurch, to the right is from The Washington Post.
BREAKING: President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice. Kavanaugh has argued that sitting presidents should not be subject to investigation. Here’s what else you need to know. pic.twitter.com/TkxRhq1tUd
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 10, 2018
I have lots of resources related to Kavanaugh at The Best Resources For Teaching About Sexual Harassment.
How a Supreme Court nominee becomes a justice is from The Washington Post.
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has presented numerous opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and community members to introduce new lessons or initiate discussions. @CoshandraD_LFJhttps://t.co/emA8F38hGG
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) July 4, 2022
The Supreme Court, Trust, and Political Partisanship is from Facing History.
Suggestions and feedback, as always, are welcome.