Your Day in Court: Criminal Justice

This Your Day in Court: Criminal Justice lesson plan also includes:

When a person goes on trial for a crime, what options does a court have to render justice? Who are the key players in the legal system? Interested legal scholars answer the inquiries and more using an Internet-based activity, chart, and questions to explore and report back to the class their new understandings of criminology.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to explore the Internet resources using the worksheets and guiding questions provided
Classroom Considerations
  • Third and final lesson in a series of How Courts Work
  • Requires Internet access to complete most of the work in the lesson
Pros
  • Lessons are ready to use with worksheets and resources
  • Individuals do not need extensive background to dive in to the activities
  • Computer game with the lesson is engaging for pupils
Cons
  • Not all the links work in the resources