How Things Work: The U.S. Supreme Court

by  Preservation Virginia

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This program seeks to provide students with an overview of the role of the Supreme Court and its history; famous justices, including Chief Justice John Marshall, and their role in shaping the court; and the enduring legacy the court has on our nation’s history.

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Multipoint: $150.00
Multipoint Premium: $125.00
Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $140.00


40 min

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Preservation Virginia

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1889, Preservation Virginia is the country's oldest statewide historic preservation group. In addition to engaging in extensive advocacy work and helping preserve historic structures and places across the Commonwealth, Preservation Virginia also owns, operates, and interprets six historic sites across the state. These historic sites include Historic Jamestowne (1609, Jamestown), Bacon's Castle (1665, Surry), Patrick Henry's Scotchtown (1719, Hanover), Smith's Fort Plantation (1763, Surry), John Marshall House (1790, Richmond), and Cape Henry Lighthouse (1791, Virginia Beach). Visit our website to learn more about our preservation efforts, visiting our historic sites, and more! 

Meika Downey

Program Details


Using the John Marshall House–the 1790 home of our 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice–as a lens, this program will use visual aids, primary sources, historic objects, and Q&A to explore and examine the formation and role of the Supreme Court and Marshall’s role in shaping it.


Students will examine the formation and role of the Supreme Court and Marshall’s role in shaping it. Students will exercise skills in primary source analysis, historical inquiry, critical thinking, active citizenship, connecting past to present, and evaluating change over time.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

USI.1a, b, c, e, f, g; USI.7b;
USII.a, b, c, e, f, g, i; USII.4c;
CE.1a, b, c; CE.2c; CE.6a, b, c, d; CE.9a, b;
VUS.1a, b, c, e, f, g, i; VUS.5d
GOVT.1a, b, c, f; GOVT.4c, d; GOVT.6b; GOVT.7a, c; GOVT.10a, b, c, e; GOVT.11a, b, c, d, e;