Criminal Justice Teacher Resources
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Science in the Court Room
Share their opinions on the use of DNA databases in criminal investigations. After reading an article, they evaluate the pros and cons of the databases and work in groups to answer discussion questions. They write a letter to a state representative stating their opinions on how the databases should be regulated in their state.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 104 Downloads
Traditional Marxist Perspectives on Crime
In this Marxist Perspectives on Crime worksheet, students read five pages and then proceed to complete several exercises such as supporting and rejecting a thesis, completing sentences, and categorizing statements.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 29 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 158 Downloads
Separation of Powers
Students examine the separation of powers in local and federal government. Using case studies, they review several instances of separation of powers. After reading the case studies, they write a brief opinion essays supporting their opinion on the separation of powers.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Analyzing the Essay
The skill set required of readers of informational text includes the ability to identify an article’s thesis or main idea, as well as the supporting points. Learners can practice these skills by analyzing an essay about the treatment of registered sex offenders in Florida.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 47 Downloads
Why Do We Suffer From The Rights Of Others?
Students examine how diversity within populations has caused problems. In groups, they develop their own definitions of racism and discrimination. They participate in role-plays in which they gather the appropriate techniques to deal with racist situations in school.
K - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 67 Downloads
Arrests and Investigatory Stops
Learners define arrest and detainment, examine hypothetical situations to determine if warrantless arrest/detainment is reasonable based on information available to police, discuss differences between hunch, suspicion, reasonable suspicion, and probably cause, and role play scenarios to know what to do and what not to do if ever arrested.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 47 Downloads
Theories of Crime and Punishment
Students examine goals of two major theories of punishment, Utilitarian Theory and Retributive Theory, develop opinions about ethics and effectiveness of both theories, define legal duties of prosecutors and public defenders, and discuss their respective burdens at trial.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 20 Downloads
Sixth graders study restorative justice. In this government lesson plan, 6th graders discuss restorative justice, examine the ways restitution can be made when a crime occurs, and write about a conflict at home or school and describe how it could be solved by making sure that the solution is mutually acceptable to all involved.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Design for Social Justice
High schoolers create a solution to a social justice problem within their community. In this urban planning lesson, students read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. High schoolers then complete a research paper identifying social justice issues within neighborhoods and suggest solutions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 30 Downloads
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history activity. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care to evaluate the speaker's argument.
8th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 206 Downloads
Military Themed Movies: Women's History
Students explore equality by viewing military films in class. In this women's history instructional activity, students view the films "G.I. Jane" and "The General's Daughter" while discussing the obstacles the women in the film face. Students create a multimedia presentation based on women's rights and equal opportunities.
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
After High School— What’s Next?
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally.
12th 21st Century Skills 44 Views 104 Downloads