3 Umbrellas and 4th Amendment Search Protection
Three sizes of umbrellas (golf, regular, cocktail) are used to categorize search scenarios, asking students to use search analysis questions: (1) Is there a recognized expectation of privacy and (2) What is the government’s need for the information? After students are skilled at asking these questions, they are better equipped to apply exceptions and analyze emerging 4th Amendment issues.
Lesson includes several options of engaging strategies.
3 Umbrellas and 4th Amendment Search Protections (word document)
Application Case Study
JoEllen Ambrose, Jennifer Bloom Learning Law and Democracy Foundation