Fourth Amendment And Privacy

The Fourth Amendment protects from unreasonable search and seizures, but it is not all encompassing. The resource give academics a good overview of the rights protected in the Fourth Amendment and why it was important to protect those rights. Historians learn how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Fourth Amendment over time and how it has helped to shape laws today. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the Fourth Amendment to laws, such as The Patriot Act
  • Give scenarios and have pupils decide if the Fourth Amendment would offer protection or not
Classroom Considerations
  • One installment in the larger Constitutional Hall Pass Series 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Video provides a good overview of the rights protected in the Fourth Amendment 
  • The resource highlights real-life examples to enhance learners' understanding 
Cons
  • None