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Lesson 12: Opinion Poll Data and Vocabulary Test
Twelfth graders explore data they collect about judicial restraint and judicial activism. For this public policy lesson, 12th graders use their opinion poll results from a prior lesson to write articles that publish their results.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Three Branches of Government
Young scholars 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads
Fourth graders, after studying the three branches of state government and gathering together a variety of art materials, create a mobile explaining all three branches of the government. They display their mobiles inside the classroom for all to observe.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
With Liberty and Justice for All
Students examine the role of Supreme Court justices. In this judicial branch lesson, students consider the civil rights and civil liberties as they investigate Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940) and West Virginia State Board of Education v.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Supreme Court: Case Summaries
Students review case summaries. For this case summary lesson, students examine case summaries and opinions. Groups of students discuss each opinion and write their own opinion of the decision. Groups present their brief to the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Branches of Government Worksheet 2
Looking for a quick assessment to give to your class about the branches of government in the United States? This is a multiple choice activity that could be used as a quiz. There are 9 questions, some of which are a bit dated and should be checked over or eliminated.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 129 Downloads
Michigan Judicial System Conclusion
Students identify the courts that make up Michigan's judicial system. They state the responsibilities of each court and diagram a flow chart of how a case moves to the Michigan Supreme Court. They participate in a quiz about the current judicial system of Michigan.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 29 Downloads
The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
Students investigate some basic facts about the Supreme Court by examining the United States Constitution and one of the landmark cases decided by that court. The operation of the Supreme Court forms the focus of the lesson.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 35 Downloads
Landmark Supreme Court Cases And The Constitution
Have an engaging class discussion on the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Learners examine multiple aspects of the Marbury v. Madison case and the impact that case had on the judicial system in the U.S. Web resources are included.
11th Social Studies & History 17 Views 62 Downloads
The Supreme Court, Title IX, and Gender Equality
Students examine appellate jurisdiction. In this Supreme Court lesson, students examine specific Supreme Court Cases and hold a mock congress and appeal regarding Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 24 Downloads
From Classroom to Courtroom: The Children of Supreme Court Justices
Students choose one of the Supreme Court justices and research their life as a child from birth to age 21. They identify a list of topics that related specifically to youth that this judge may have a vested interest in.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Sandra Day O'Connor
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Checks and Balances
Explore check and balances within the branches of government with this worksheet. Learners explore the functions of each branch and answer questions concerning how a bill becomes law and about the system that the Founding Fathers created. There are 4 questions and a "table talk" activity about political parties.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 317 Downloads
Leaders & Leadership: A Political Power Structure from Washington to West KY
Though outdated (the presentation names members of the Bush Administration as current political leaders), these slides could be useful to an industrious teacher who is willing to update the information in the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
3 Branches of Our Government
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United States governmental system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 142 Downloads
Branches of the Government: Jeopardy Game
Jeopardy games are great ways for students to review concepts in an interesting way. This Game covers the Amendments, 3 Branches of US Government, and miscellaneous terms related to American independence and law.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads