Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Kelo v. New London. Dealing with eminent domain and whether the government can take private property and give it to a private developer, this lesson asks students to evaluate the Court's ruling in the case.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Limited GovernmentInalienable Rights Constitution, Eminent Domain, Private Property, Supreme Court 2000's

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.4.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the powers and limits of the three branches of government, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and in other countries.

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.10.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify the beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and values that underlie their own and others' points of view about civic issues.
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