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Young scholars 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.
In this social studies instructional activity, 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.
Fifth graders examine the role of the Supreme Court. In this U.S. government lesson, 5th graders read Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tale of the U.S. Supreme Court and discuss the responsibilities of the judicial branch, Students use their research skills to complete a handout regarding the Supreme Court as well.
High schoolers investigate the facets and structure of the judicial branch. In this American government instructional activity, students discover the responsibilities of the federal and the state courts. High schoolers 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.
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.