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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 14
Eighth graders examine the role of the U.S. Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 8th graders participate in a prepared mock trial. This lesson is 14 of 16 in the unit plan, "The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence."
8th Social Studies & History
Understanding the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders examine how a case travels through the Supreme Court and how Judges come to final decisions. In this understanding the Supreme Court activity, 12th graders discover how opinions are written in the Supreme Court and watch...
12th Social Studies & History
Role Playing Free Speech
Young scholars conduct research into looking at a free-speech issue. They role play the events surrounding a court case. The lesson includes guiding questions to help create context and determine areas of further study. The presentation...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Developing Expression and Fluency through Recognition of Punctuation
Practice reading with expression and fluency by recognizing the importance of punctuation. The class listens to the teacher read a passage aloud using proper expression. They identify the types of punctuation in the passage and discuss...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Death Sentence Remains A Question
Examine the results of recent opinion polls on where people stand on the issue of the death penalty. In groups, middle schoolers examine various cases dealing with this issue and discuss the judgments. They write their own argument for...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Mock Trial - Brooks v. Lawrence and the Metro City Police Department
New ReviewAn incident with a Swiss Army knife leads to a suit against the police department for battery, false arrest, and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the Brooks v. Lawrence & the Metro City Police Department mock trial...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Lesson Mystery: The Game is Afoot
Students enter and experience the world of Sherlock Holmes and hard-boiled detectives in this unit on mysteries. They review and analyze the ""Whodunit Requirements" and the "Mystery Contract" that accompany this lesson. Each student...
K - 8th English Language Arts
Career Education: After High School, What's Next?
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Looking Back - An Art/English/History Interdisciplinary Unit
Students research historical events of the past century to recognize that society impacts the themes within art and literature. They then interview an individual to develop a biographical narrative, a collage and finally an oral...
9th - 12th English Language Arts