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Learners 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.
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.
Students understand that the Supreme Court is the highest court. In this Sandra Day O'Connor lesson, students discuss the life of Sandra Day O'Connor and what its like to be a justice on the Supreme Court. Students create letters describing why they should be public officials. Students research the judicial branch of government and complete a worksheet.
In this checks and balances in U.S. government worksheet, students read a 4-paragraph selection regarding the Supreme Court and then respond to 5 fill in the blank questions.
Students examine the responsibilities of the 3 branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances instructional activity, students identify the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Students share examples of the responsibilities of each branch in today's world.
High schoolers discuss the 3 branches of government and write a paper. In this government lesson, students discuss how the Judicial Branch makes a difference in the lives of citizens. They require internet for this assignment.
High schoolers 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. High schoolers debate their positions through discussion format. Cross-curriculum activities are provided.
Students study about the first female judge of the United States Supreme Court in honor of Women's History Month. They answer questions about the judicial branch of the United States government.
Students create a series of drawings to show the process of how the Supreme Court does its work. The drawings may be in strip cartoon form or a series of separate illustrations.
At the completion of this activity, 4th graders will be able to explain ways North Carolinians govern themselves in the Judicial Branch by participating in a mock trial and reading a book about the court system (NCSCOS S. S. Competency Goal 4.04). 2. Students will also be able to explain the importance of responsible citizenship and identify ways North Carolinians can participate in civic affairs after acting as jury members in the mock trial.
In this United States judicial system quiz worksheet, students answer ten fill in the blank questions over the aforementioned subject.
In this Judicial System worksheet, students read 5 paragraphs about the judicial system in England, then take bullet-point notes based on what they read.
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. The lesson concludes with a short play that highlights how the Constitution creates a system of checks and balances to separate power in the government.
New Review 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.
New Review 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.
New Review 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.
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.
How did the United States Congress determine how the new president and vice president would be named when the nation was first established? Who would provide money for the government, and how would the executive branch be organized?
Students write about working in one branch of government. For this branches of government lesson, students read about the three levels of government using various websites and then work in groups to discuss, illustrate and write about which branch they would want to serve in.
Twelfth graders explore data they collect about judicial restraint and judicial activism. In this public policy lesson, 12th graders use their opinion poll results from a prior lesson to write articles that publish their results.