Dred Scott vs. Stanford

The United States was on the brink of a war within itself when the Dred Scott case came before the Supreme Court. Viewers examine the defining case that served as a ratuionale for slavery leading into the Civil War. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a set of five questions to answer while watching the video
  • Incorporate an extension lesson which would include the Fugitive Slave Law and its enforcement
Classroom Considerations
  • The first installment of a 10-part series on famous Supreme Court cases
  • Video is to the point and brief 
  • Excellent way to introduce, or review, the Dred Scott case 
  • Includes links for other lessons that go along with the video
  • Does not include a worksheet or materials