Criminal Justice Teacher Resources
Find Criminal Justice educational ideas and activities
Showing 21 - 40 of 287 resources
Laws...Who Needs Them?
Who needs laws? Junior high schoolers sure do! Provide your 7th-9th graders with an understandng about why laws are important and how they are used to create a functioning society. Learners use a series of handouts and readings to build a basic understanding of the US Judicial System.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 6 Views 28 Downloads
The Leed's footballers' trial
Students explore what happens when someone is tried for a crime. They expand their knowledge of the name "Criminal Justice System" and develop discussion skills. Students read the story Leeds footballer guilty of fighting in public. They discuss the following questions: Do celebrities have a responsibility to act as role-models?
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Young scholars consider the role of justice in the formation of the United States and in the operation of today's criminal justice system. They investigate symbols associated with justice and references to justice in the Constitution.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 32 Downloads
Sources of Law
From where do United States citizens derive their laws? This resource offers an overview of the various sources of law, such as the Constitution, statutes passed by Congress, and judicial precedents established through court cases. It also reviews special systems of law, such as military and juvenile law.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth instructional activity in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine the different types of courts and the difference between civil and criminal law.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 33 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Judicial Branch in a Flash
What is the difference between the federal court and state court systems? What about criminal versus civil cases? Check out this resource that will offer your class members a general and effective overview of the judicial branch in the United States.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, learners are assigned roles and reading through the included mock trial script as they try to determine if Goldilocks is guilty of showing bad manners.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 25 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Judges in the Classroom
Students define the legal meaning of juvenile and identify various ways to treat young offenders. They identify the current philosophy of the Utah juvenile justice system using a true/false worksheet and discussion format.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
New Review Practice Test: Law and the Courts
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plea Bargains
The outcome of 90 percent of criminal cases in the US is determined by plea bargains. Clips from the documentary Better This World create the backdrop for an investigation of the benefits and drawbacks of the plea bargaining process.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and respond to the provided questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed