<li>gain and understanding of the historical role of the Supreme Court</li>
<li>learn about notable court rulings</li>
<li>weigh their own jurisprudence against that of the Supreme Court justices</li>
<li>Understand the fundamental roles of the Executive Branch and the Senate in the judicial selection process.</li>
2. Understand that the process of selecting and confirming a Supreme Court justice is political in nature and that different groups will see the same nominee differently.
3. Consult and collaborate with fellow students on the merits of Supreme Court nominees.
4. Research and evaluate nominees to the Supreme Court.
<li>Students will understand the system of Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances related to recent events prompting action by one or more of the three branches of government.</li>
<li>Students will understand the process for selecting and confirming a Supreme Court justice and how participation by the other two branches helps maintain the balance of power.</li>
<li>Students will examine real life circumstances related to the constitutional operation of the judicial selection process and understand how partisan politics can play a role in the process</li>