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The Row Behind Death Row
Students investigate several controversial issues in the criminal justice system relating to death row and give oral reports explaining how their issues safeguard or contaminate the issue of fairness in capital punishment. They offer ideas for improvement
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 132 Downloads
The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Students review concepts shown to them in a telecast on the role of the judiciary in a system of separation of powers. After reading an article, they work together in groups to complete a chart on checks and balances. They also discuss Hamilton's belief that the judiciary would be most dangerous to individual freedoms.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 41 Downloads
Ohio Statehouse History
Fourth graders examine the history of the Ohio Statehouse and order the major historical events in its development. The 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
The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 14
Eighth graders examine the role of the U.S. Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 8th graders participate in a prepared mock trial. This lesson is 14 of 16 in the unit plan, "The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence."
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Fifty Years: From the Little Rock Nine to the Jena Six
Students discuss how the issues surrounding school integration have changed since the Little Rock Nine entered Central High School. They discuss the recent events in Jena, Louisiana. Students write a letter to a school administrator about the realities of racial segregation in their school.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 67 Downloads
US Government: The Checks and Balances System of the US Constitution
Pupils examine the responsibilities of the 3 branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson, students identify the powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Pupils share examples of the responsibilities of each branch in today's world.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 171 Downloads
The “Supreme” in Supreme Court
Does a public school have the right to restrict what t-shirts students wear? Discover what happened when this question was brought to the Supreme Court, and review other major cases in United States history involving judicial review. Your learners will also analyze another case involving student rights, identifying the constitutional right being discussed and any corresponding precendents and limitations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Trial Court ‘Go Fish’
This isn't just your average game of Go Fish, but in fact, a fun and informative way for your class members to learn about the different roles of trial participants in a courtroom and their respective in-court and out-of-court duties, as well as distinguish between civil and criminal trials.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Interpreting the Constitution: What Does That Mean?
Here is a fantastic lesson on the Supreme Court's role as interpreters of the Constitution. Class members review past cases involving the Eighth and Fifth Amendment and evaluate as a group whether they would consider those situations as constitutional or unconstitutional.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
6th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
7th - 8th Language Arts 107 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Van Jones: Police Brutality
Develop an understanding of how the media and society are connected and responsible for the defense of universal human rights. Learners investigate and examine the conflicts of police brutality as it is portrayed in the media and through the victim advocacy of Van Jones.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image analysis.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 38 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Branches of Government
Students write about working in one branch of government. In 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
Lesson 12: Opinion Poll Data and Vocabulary Test
Twelfth graders explore data they collect about judicial restraint and judicial activism. In this public policy lesson plan, 12th graders use their opinion poll results from a prior lesson plan to write articles that publish their results.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 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