On Thursday November 11, 2010, the Harlan Institute will be virtually visiting classrooms across the country in the inaugural SCOTUS-Skype-Teach-A-Thon. As a complement to FantasySCOTUS.org, the Harlan Institute has trained a group of Mentors to to deliver virtual lectures to classrooms using Skype video chats.
If you are an attorney or law student interested in volunteering with us, please fill out this form. The time commitment would probably be about 1 hour on November 11. Our mentors consist of attorneys, law professors, and law students who are all committed to raising awareness of the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
I assure you it as a very rewarding experience. All you need is a web camera and a skype account. We provide guidance and lesson plans on the most fascinating cases before the Supreme Court this term, including Snyder v. Phelps, Schwarzenegger v. EMA, NASA v. Nelson, Connick v. Thompson, and Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting.
These lectures are 100% free for all classes. Please take a look at some of our testimonials, or watch the video below.
If you are a teacher and would like to request a mentor, please sign up your class at FantasySCOTUS.org and request a mentor for your class. Please specify what time of day your class will meet on November 8, 2010, which case you would like to cover, and what grade your students are in. We have a limited number of mentors available, so please sign up soon. Additionally, before the class, please share the Harlan Institute Lesson Plans with your students.