There are many resources that one can use to help with this unit. The first one is the great number of internet resources that are out there. Oyez Project at IIT is a fantastic online resource for learning about the Court, the Justices, and the Rulings. This site and others can help you download the rulings and prepare them for class and your students. Getting your hands on the actual rulings will be useful for a variety of reasons. To start, reading primary sources and non-fiction reading are major components of Common Core Standards. For students, reading the cases will be meaningful learning opportunities as well. Reading cases and becoming at least a little familiar with legal writing and the legal system would benefit several of our students.
Depending on your local resources, reaching out to a nearby law school can have tremendous benefits. Many law schools have moot courts and can and often do make themselves available to helping with training, procedure, and even letting your students watch a performance of their moot court team. Law schools also have many clinics where law students work with professors and other lawyers to help clients. My own students benefited tremendously from meeting with and talking to local Yale Law students who were working in a clinic working with children's issues. My students visited the Yale Law School. They benefited from both the opportunity to discuss issues with students working on these issues and from a visit to the Law School. Visits can help get your class involved in these issues and show that they go beyond the extent of a classroom.
Another resource would be to reach out to local lawyers, judges, and school officials. Throughout my class last year, I arranged for visits from school officials and discipline officers in the school. The visits helped illustrate the importance issues in schools and helped the students contextualize the issues. More visits from non-school people help students connect their in-class learning to larger contexts. Reaching out to experts around your school and outside can help students find deeper meaning for the work they are doing in class and in this unit.