The Selection of Judges
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High schoolers analyze documents to determine the steps taken in the selection of judges.
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The Challenge of Selecting an Ideal Supreme Court Nominee
Nearly every president has had the opportunity to name a nominee to the United States Supreme Court. But what makes someone an ideal candidate to become a Supreme Court justice? High schoolers test their prior knowledge about the Supreme...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes a Good Judge?
Students define qualities that should be considered when selecting judge, evaluate costs and benefits of two methods of selecting and retaining judges, decide whether methods provide for judicial independence and judicial accountability,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Primary Source Analysis: 95 Theses Excerpts
By reviewing and analyzing these nine selected points from Martin Luther's 95 Theses, your young historians will discern the major tenets of the revolutionary challenge made against the Catholic Church in the seventeenth century. This is...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Appellate Courts: Let’s Take It Up
How does the Court of Appeals function in the United States, and how does it differ from the Supreme Court? Beginning with an overview of a case involving a school strip search and its process through the judicial system, this resource...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Who Were the Vestal Virgins, and What Was Their Job?
Keeping the flame lit for the goddess Vesta was the primary job of the Vestal Virgins — but it also put their very lives in danger. An informative video takes viewers through the journey of Licinia, a young girl chosen to be a Vestal...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable