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Lesson 6: 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 create timelines that feature the history of the court.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 106 Downloads
New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In
Students react to a series of statements about the Supreme Court, then read a news article about the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 12 Downloads
iCivics: Court Quest
Students explore the responsibilities of the Supreme Court. In this judicial branch instructional activity, students play an online game that requires them to respond to questions regarding the Supreme Court's responsibilities.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
Separation of Powers
In a fun and informative simulation, your learners will act in groups as lead chefs, menu writers, and nutrition inspectors in deciding a new school lunch menu. They will then compare and contrast their experience to the interaction between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the United States government.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ohio Statehouse History
Fourth graders examine the history of the Ohio Statehouse and order the major historical events in its development. The instructional activity traces the development from the time of Ohio's vast wilderness to the house's completion in 1861.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Building the Foundation
Learners understand the purpose of the judicial branch of government. In this judiciary lesson, students participate in exercises to understand how the court system works. Learners 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 16 Views 53 Downloads
The Three Branches of Government
Seventh graders discover details about the responsibilities of the 3 branches of government in the United States. In this checks and balances lesson, 7th graders view a SMART Board supported lecture that reveals the jobs of the legislative, judicial, and executive Branch members.
7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 79 Downloads
Lesson 7: Judicial Activism and Restraint - An Opinion Poll
Twelfth graders determine how the Supreme Court has changed over time. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders watch a video segment about polling and the conduct their own polls of the public's view of judicial activism and judicial restraint.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Trials and Tribulations
Young scholars 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
Lesson 16 and 17: Supreme Court Trial
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 12th graders participate in a mock Supreme Court trial. Students discuss the experience and the effects that the court has on them.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Concept Chairs / A Format for Classroom Discussion
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Legal Ways: Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile
An amazing set of resources! Found here are several lessons that work in conjunction to help learners better understand the juvenile court system. Learners review the judicial process, discuss how juveniles are tried, and hold a class forum on the effectiveness of the juvenile legal system.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Whose go the Power: Checks and Balances
After introducing the three branches of US government, test the class' understanding of government powers. They are asked a series of questions regarding a federal act and then, answer which branch has the power of decision making. Perfect for 5th grade!
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in comprehending the complex nature of the US government.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 5 Downloads
United States Government
Which branch of government carries and enforces laws in the United States? What two governing bodies make up Congress? Using this simple graphic organizer, your young historians will organize the flow of responsibilities afforded to the three branches of government in the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 13 Downloads
Although just a quick review of general information learned about the Constitution and U.S. government, this presentation could be used as a fun activity before the beginning of a class lesson, or as an independent experience. The presentation covers information about the Constitution, Articles of Confederation, and the branches of government.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads