Judicial System Teacher Resources
Find Judicial System educational ideas and activities
Showing 41 - 60 of 469 resources
Lesson 13: Vocabulary Test and Supreme Court Trial
Twelfth graders discover details about Wisconsin v. Mitchell. For this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders practice their Supreme Court vocabulary and participate in the prepared Supreme Court simulation.
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.
Makers of the Law, The Legislative Branch
Students, in teams, research the legislative branch and complete a "Legislative Information List." Teams research different parts of the list and jigsaw teach the other groups about each part. One group researches names of state officials.
The Federal Court System
Students research and prepare a persuasive paper on how federal courts should be constructed in a new country. In this Federal Court System instructional activity, students decide whether they should model a new country's federal courts after the US court system or create a new type of federal court system. Students also demonstrate how power of the courts in this new country will be limited.
Students research structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch, create a chart displaying their research.
3 Branches of Government
Fifth graders explain the process of making and passing laws within Congress by simulating this as a class. They review the three branches of government and focus on the legislative branch for the purposes of creating a bill.
Learners review Watergate Files and the Watergate Trial using Internet sites. They read about the people involved in Watergate. They discuss the events leading up to and after Watergate.
Statehouse Time Capsule
Fourth graders create a time capsule that is representative of their community. They explain why the chosen objects are representative of themselves or their community.
Civics Worksheet 2 - US Constitutional Government
Identify the features of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the US Government. Then define popular sovereignty, limited government, and separation of powers. Pupils are to answer each of the 5 questions completely at home and email answers to their instructor.
It's Your Right: A Civil Rights Brochure
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.
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.
Lesson 5: 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 on 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.
Lesson 8 and 9: Famous Supreme Court Cases
Twelfth graders discover details about selected Supreme Court cases. In this Judicial Branch activity, 12th graders research selected cases and then make classroom presentations on the cases following the provided rubric.
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.
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.
Out of Africa Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Students may check some of their answers online.
Worksheet #48 Questions - United States Judicial System
In this United States judicial system quiz worksheet, students answer ten fill in the blank questions over the aforementioned subject.
Making and Carrying Out Laws
Second graders explain the institutions and practices of governments in the United States and other countries. They explain the difference between making laws, carrying out laws, determining if laws have been violated and punishing wrongdoers.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Marbury v. Madison and an Independent Judiciary
Students research the judiciary branch of government, the way in which judges are appointed and the apparent loopholes and remedies in the legal process.
The Rule of Law
Students examine the rule of law and government in this civics lesson. They discover the origins and how it impacts them on a daily basis. They also analyze its role in the judicial system.