Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18

Do the courts only exist to punish people? Scholars investigate the many roles the criminal justice system plays in the United States government and politics. They research a short video clip to better understand and analyze the role the different courts play in the American system of justice. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Requires online access if assigning the video clip as homework
  • The Crash Course lesson is the 18th of a 50-part unit on the government

  • Lesson includes facts and data on the US court system for further research
  • Provides animation for visual learners to better understand the concept

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