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Twelve Angry Men: Trial by Jury as a Right and as a Political Institution
Learners explore the constitutional guarantee of the right to trial by jury. In this U. S. Constitution lesson, students read or view Twelve Angry Men and respond to discussion questions regarding the jury. Learners examine the constitutional provisions raised by the book/film and create posters that promote the assurance of impartial juries in the American judicial system.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 82 Downloads
Lesson 13: Vocabulary Test and Supreme Court Trial
Twelfth graders discover details about Wisconsin v. Mitchell. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders practice their Supreme Court vocabulary and participate in the prepared Supreme Court simulation.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Lesson 14 and 15: Supreme Court Simulation
Twelfth graders discover details about Wisconsin v. Mitchell. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders practice their Supreme Court vocabulary and participate in the prepared Supreme Court simulation. As a culminating activity, students write briefs.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Branches of Government
Students explore the three branches of government. In this government and U.S. history lesson, students listen to a story about a boy who attempts to sponsor a bill to ban cartoons. Students interview three teachers who each represent one of the branches of government.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 40 Views 211 Downloads
Concept Chairs: A Format for Classroom Discussion
Students examine various types of justice within society: social, personal and constitutional. They use primary texts, fictional literature and non-print sources provide the basis for discussion. Lesson is based on the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 33 Downloads
Lesson 2: The Federal Court System
Twelfth graders explore the functions of the Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson plan, 12th graders examine the needs for courts as they discuss justice and rights, take a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building,and complete the provided guided reading handouts.
12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 20 Downloads
Lesson 8 and 9: Famous Supreme Court Cases
Twelfth graders discover details about selected Supreme Court cases. In this Judicial Branch instructional activity, 12th graders research selected cases and then make classroom presentations on the cases following the provided rubric.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Lesson 10 and 11: Supreme Court Case Presentations
Twelfth graders discover details about selected Supreme Court cases. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders research selected cases and then make classroom presentations on the cases following the provided rubric.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 22 Downloads
Lesson 1: The Federal Court System
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.
12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 9 Downloads
Branches of Government: Crossword Puzzle
Reinforce terminology that goes along with the branches of government with this crossword puzzle. There are 17 clues provided. Learners fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers regarding the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 225 Downloads
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 lesson plan, 12th graders discover how opinions are written in the Supreme Court and watch a video to reinforce the process of a case traveling through the judicial system.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Sources of Law
From where do United States citizens derive their laws? This resource offers an overview of the various sources of law, such as the Constitution, statutes passed by Congress, and judicial precedents established through court cases. It also reviews special systems of law, such as military and juvenile law.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Great State
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer these questions and many more regarding the characteristics and structure of state government.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th Language Arts 67 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Fourth Branch: You!
Take time to remind your young learners of the valuable understanding that each branch of the United States government is really composed of other citizens. The reading material and worksheets of this resource cover the importance of citizens and their communication with their representatives.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 4: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders take notes regarding 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 7 Downloads