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A thorough and engaging look at the Medieval time period in Europe, this presentation includes photographs of guild crests, illuminated manuscripts, and historical documents. When coupled with a class discussion on Charlemagne and the Crusades, these slides will come in handy as information for notes or images to tie concepts together.
As part of a larger court systems unit, this true-or-false questionnaire can be used as either a pre or post-test (or both!). Judicial concepts include legislation, evidence, citizen rights and responsibilities, guardianship, funding, and warrants. Although there are only 12 true/false and three multiple-choice questions here, the broad spectrum of information makes it clear this is intended to measure knowledge of the unit as a whole, and possibly show student growth from start to finish. Find the rest of this unit online.
Ninth graders examine the role of the Supreme Court and its lower courts. For this Judicial Branch lesson, 9th graders discover how cases are heard in the lower federal court system before they make it to the Supreme Court. Students read excerpts from The Nine and discuss the workings of the court system.