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Fourth graders explore the judicial branch of government; in particular, Florida's judicial branch of government.
Students identify the courts that make up Michigan's judicial system. They state the responsibilities of each court and diagram a flow chart of how a case moves to the Michigan Supreme Court. They participate in a quiz about the current judicial system of Michigan.
Students demonstrate understanding of both sides of the argument between Jefferson and Marshall that led to the strengthening of the Judicial Branch through the creation of judicial review.
Learners investigate the facets and structure of the judicial branch. In this American government lesson, students discover the responsibilities of the federal and the state courts. Learners complete vocabulary, worksheet, and case law activities.
Students explore how the structure of the state and federal judicial systems affect them. They select an appropriate media and create a presentation on the structure of the judicial system, the criminal judicial system and a guide to the individuals role in the judicial system.
Seventh graders explain that the judicial branch of Utah's government interprets laws and reviews the consitutionality of laws.
Students identify the branches of Indiana's judicial system and determine the differences between the different courts and different types of cases. Students create a flow chart showing how a court case works its way through the legal system and determine which court would deal with a particular case.
Learners use the worksheet as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion throughout the lesson. Note: The video is not included but is available online.
Students understand the purpose of the judicial branch of government. In this judiciary lesson, students participate in exercises to understand how the court system works. Students complete activity sheets to develop understanding of courts and peer mediation.
Students research the Constitutional provision for the Judicial branch of government. They examine different U.S. founder's positions on the relative strength of the judicial branch and act as a review court for Marbury vs. Madison.
Students explore their beliefs about objectivity and the United States justice system. They examine the facets of a criminal case by researching various aspects of the judicial system and apply what they have learned to the Michael Jackson trial.
Students understand that the Supreme Court is the highest court. In this Sandra Day O'Connor lesson, students discuss the life of Sandra Day O'Connor and what its like to be a justice on the Supreme Court. Students create letters describing why they should be public officials. Students research the judicial branch of government and complete a worksheet.
Students explore ancient Egyptian culture and government. In this social studies lesson plan, students compare the legal system from ancient Egypt to our current American legal system. Links are included for web searching Egypt and the U.S. judicial branch.
Student demonstrate understanding of both sides of the argument between Jefferson and Marshall that led to the strengthening of the Judicial Branch through the creation of judicial review. Unit is comprised of five lessons and fits into the larger unit of study on the creation and development of the three branches of government in the United States.
Twelfth graders explore the functions of the Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders examine the needs for courts as they discuss justice and rights, read an excerpt from Hamilton's Federalist Papers and complete the provided handout. 
Students examine the responsibilities of the 3 branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson, students identify the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Students share examples of the responsibilities of each branch in today's world.
Students discuss the 3 branches of government and write a paper. In this government lesson, students discuss how the Judicial Branch makes a difference in the lives of citizens. They require internet for this assignment.
Students explore the judicial system, its effectiveness, and the many types of justice. They research the judicial system and explore the federal and state court system. Afterward, students read, "To Kill A Mockingbird," and then determine their argument pro or con for a given court decision. Students debate their positions through discussion format. Cross-curriculum activities are provided.
Students study about the first female judge of the United States Supreme Court in honor of Women's History Month. They answer questions about the judicial branch of the United States government.
In this social studies worksheet, learners investigate the job of Sandra Day O'Connor in the judicial branch of the U.S. government. Students answer 25 questions, completing sentences with words from the word bank. This page is mainly about the Supreme Court and not a biography.