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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
Indiana Courts: How Do They Work?
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
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
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the instructional activity 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 36 Downloads
New Review Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that are used to create a government tree display.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 71 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 5: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 12th graders take notes on how the courts have changed over time and then become observers of the court's history as they create timelines that highlight the major changes.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 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
New Review Branches of Power
Learners take on the roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government in the United States and work to develop public policy issues and ideas into laws in this engaging and well-designed online interactive.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Egyptian Fairy Tale
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 55 Downloads
It's Your Right: A Civil Rights Brochure
Learners examine the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Supreme Court cases in order to broaden their understanding of the US Judicial System. They research a variety of textual and Internet resources to create a tri-fold brochure, which houses a summary and pro/con argument related to one Civil Rights issue.
12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 48 Downloads
The Judicial Branch
In this social studies learning exercise, students 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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 49 Downloads
Appellate Courts: Let’s Take It Up
How does the Court of Appeals function in the United States, and how does it differ from the Supreme Court? Beginning with an overview of a case involving a school strip search and its process through the judicial system, this resource will offer your learners the opportunity to learn about the role of appellate courts in deciding whether lower court judges have correctly applied the law.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
What are the categories today, Alex? The US Constitution, legislative branch, executive branch, Bill of Rights, and the judicial branch! Quiz your class with a fun interactive game that includes 50 different questions! It's just like the real game.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This learning exercise is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct answer.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 51 Views 428 Downloads
You and the Judicial System
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 30 Downloads
The Judicial Branch
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete vocabulary, worksheet, and case law activities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 58 Downloads
The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Students determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads