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True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet 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. This would be a good way to see if your class is clear on the responsibilities of each branch of the government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 50 Views 427 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
Building the Foundation
Students understand the purpose of the judicial branch of government. For 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 20 Views 75 Downloads
Reflections on Judicial Power - Part I
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 51 Downloads
Trials and Tribulations
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 99 Downloads
Concept Chairs / A Format for Classroom Discussion
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
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 instructional activity, 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
Twelve Angry Men: Trial by Jury as a Right and as a Political Institution
Students explore the constitutional guarantee of the right to trial by jury. In this U. S. Constitution instructional activity, students read or view Twelve Angry Men and respond to discussion questions regarding the jury. Students 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 26 Views 80 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 39 Views 210 Downloads
Lesson 2: 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, 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 lesson plan, 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. For 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
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 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
Lesson 6: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then create timelines that feature the history of the court.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download