Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Slaughterhouse Cases

In this lesson, students examine a constitutional challenge to the regulation of the New Orleans meat butchering industry under the Fourteenth Amendment. Students will use short clips from C-Span’s Landmark Cases program on the Slaughterhouse Cases and additional resources to respond to an essay prompt. A rubric to assess students’ writing and understanding of content is provided.

Standards

Common Core

Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Issues

Civility

Teaching Strategies

Analysis, Individual Work, Writing

Duration

55 minutes

Constitution Articles

14th Amendment