Words That Hold Court
Students recognize the importance of the Supreme Court. For this legal terminology lesson, students define a list of words to understand the Supreme Court and the language used in cases. Students revise a case summary.
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Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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, young scholars go on to...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? Secondary pupils watch a video about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Focusing...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Words That Hold Court
Students research legal terminology used in the Supreme Court. In this legal terminology lesson, students study a quote from President Obama about the Supreme Court. Students make a list of facts about the Supreme Court and the justices...
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Transition Words and Phrases: Road Signs for the Reader
Therefore! However! Furthermore! Explore the power of transition words and phrases. Signal your readers by suggesting the relationship between different thoughts or points. Help them demonstrate an understanding of word relationships.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Justice Is Blind, Colorblind That Is
It's so interesting to see kids respond to articles about education. To start the day, prompt learners to discuss the words colorblindness and diversity. Then, split your class in two and have one side read an article from 2007 and the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Supreme Court, Title IX, and Gender Equality
Young scholars examine appellate jurisdiction. In this Supreme Court lesson, students examine specific Supreme Court Cases and hold a mock congress and appeal regarding Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History