The U.S. Supreme Court
In these reading skills worksheets, 5th graders read the chart about the branches of the U.S. Government. Students answer 4 questions about the chart. Students then use an issue from the Time for Kids magazine to complete the graphic organizer.
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Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth lesson in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, learners go on to examine...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. Supreme Court: February 1, 1790
In this writing prompt learning exercise, students learn the date February 1, 1790 as the first meeting of the United States Supreme Court. Students then answer the following prompt: What type of person do you think it takes to be a...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In
Students react to a series of statements about the Supreme Court, then read a news article about the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts. In this current events activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Stories of Freedom and Justice: Learning Resources
Young scholars are introduce to the topic of nonviolence and civil rights by watching a video. In this stories of freedom lesson plan, students examine the Supreme Court's role in interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Young scholars...
Pre-K - 12th Social Studies & History