Criminal Justice Teacher Resources
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Understanding the Significance of the Nationalization of the Bill of Rights
Eleventh graders study the impact of the Nationalization of the Bill of Rights upon criminal law. They analyze opposition to expansionist viewpoints that could possibly create more checks and balances on the state courts and analyze the role of the prevailing political atmosphere upon Supreme Court decisions.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
Testing DNA and the Death Penalty
High schoolers explore issues surrounding death penalty debate and participate in a values-clarification activity to help them form their opinions on this topic. They create a talk show to discuss issues involved with DNA testing and the death penalty.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Children and the Death Penalty
Students examine how different countries deal with juvenile offenders. Using the internet, they research what offenses are punishable by death and how the laws protect students. They interview local authorities and discuss possible solutions to stop killing students convicted of crimes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Who Are Travellers?
Students visit specified websites to research zoning information in Essex. They participate in a role play to present a zoning request to a city council. Groups of students prepare their side of the case and create their proposal to be voted upon.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Crime and punishment! Learners discuss the law, civics, and crime in the UK. They brainstorm lists of crimes and possible punishments, complete activities on a website, role-play a Juvenile Court scenario, and try to think of ways they can prevent crime in their neighborhoods.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students examine a crime scene and photograph evidence. In this forensics digital photography lesson plan, students recognize the correct procedures for filming a crime scene. Students document evidence and keep a log of the necessary information to log the evidence in.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 46 Downloads
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 3 Views 13 Downloads
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 7 Views 4 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 10 Views 7 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 25 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Win the White House
Here is a unique and engaging approach to learning about the steps a presidential candidate must take during a campaign. Learners role play the part of a candidate in this online interactive, taking part in a presidential debate and then considering the fundraising and polling components of campaigning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Is the Death Penalty Constitutional?
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then assigned a position and argue for or against the legality of the death penalty.
9th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed