Article III: The Judicial Branch- We the People Constitution Tour

This Article III: The Judicial Branch- We the People Constitution Tour handout & reference also includes:

What is the primary role of the judicial branch of government in the United States, and why is Article III necessary to the Constitution? Here is an excellent reference handout on the judicial branch, including information on the job of the Supreme Court in regard to the other two branches, as well as our role as citizens as part of the third branch of government.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow up with an activity or lesson plan on the concept of judicial review, and refer to other landmark United States Supreme Court cases
Classroom Considerations

  • Have Article III of the Constitution ready to refer to while introducing this worksheet
Pros

  • Well-written secondary source
  • Text is straightforward and informative
  • References Brown v. Board of Education to further illustrate importance of the judicial branch
Cons

  • None