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Reader's Theater- The Trial of Alexander T. Wolf Script
Reader's Theaters are a fun way to get your kids reading. This script is for upper elementary (3rd, 4th, & 5th) and is a spin off of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale. This Reader's theater script is an idea based on the book "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs". This activity is set up as a
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Murder Mystery--Who Killed Julianne Stevens?
Who Killed Julianne Stevens? Your students will use clues and reasoning to venture their guess and then write a summary of their hypothesis. Some students will get it right and some will get it wrong, but every student will enjoy this mystery and the writing that goes along with it. This is an excel
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"Lamb to the Slaughter" Mock Trial Directions
My students read "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl every fall and this mock trial is always a lesson they remember and ask to do over and over. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with every piece of literature. The lesson requires close reading, critical thinking, argument writing, oral communicatio
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Criminal Cases Investigation Research Activity - Law & Justice
Examining Criminal Cases can be a fun way to teach the skills of research and analysis in a Law & Justice or Government class! This is a research activity in which students are directed to a website providing information on a number of current criminal cases. The cases are updated frequently,
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Argument Essay (38 Who Witnessed Murder Didn't Call Police)
Students will enjoy engaging in this argument essay by reading an article about how thirty-eight witnessed a murder, yet did not call the police. They will then work with their group to form their argument and defend it during a class discussion. This assignment is ideal for not only Advanced Plac
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Branches of Government Jeopardy Review
This Branches of Government Jeopardy game is a PowerPoint document that allows students to play just like the contestants on the popular game show. Great as an activity during a unit on the U.S. Government or as a review before the test. Topics include 'U.S. Government,' 'Legislative Branch,' 'Judic
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Goldilocks vs. The Three Bears:  A Mock Trial
How can your students learn about the judicial system? Stage a mock trial! This packet contains everything you need to get started: a story, definitions, information character cards, and trial preparation, as well as a quiz and creative writing assignments. Your students will have so much fun pu
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Mock Trial "The Tornado" (A murder trial based upon Rubin Carter)
Mock trial for class of 12-31 studentsThis mock trial is loosely based upon the facts of the case of Rubin “the Hurricane” Carter, and some of the actual grand jury testimony (modified slightly) in that case is used in this mock trial. I've used this mock trial for standard-level as well as honors-l
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COURT IS NOW IN SESSION A Mock Courtroom Play
This is a Mock Courtroom play to allow students to learn and understand, how it runs and operates, and to learn and understand the key roles of the main persons in a courtroom. My sister: Most people have that special sibling that they closely bond with. Of my three sisters, Linda Marie Smalley wa
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Mock Literary Trial Elementary/ Civcs/ Cardigan Jones/ Criminal Justice
This trial is based off of the book , The Trial of Cardigan Jones, by Tim Egan. It is a mock literary trial where students take roles of the character from the book and decide if the main character is innocent or guilty. The kids get dressed up and have an absolute blast! I have tied this activity i
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Three Little Pigs Mock Trial Reader's Theater
OVERVIEW Students will experience the judicial system at work through this mock trial reader's theater. Reader's theater script has been designed for up to 29 students, but may be adjusted according to class size. Please note that not all students will have a speaking part, but will still be a par
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Due Process Rights Interpreted Flipbook Graphic Organizer
This activity introduces students to their fifteen due process rights as presented in the Bill of Rights. Students are provided four sheets. Three sheets contain large boxes while the fourth sheet contains small boxes and is entitled "Due Process Rights Interpreted." The large boxes list the due
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Supreme Court Building Block Puzzle
I created this project as a way to bring in some kinesthetic learning to my Government class! Essentially, a group of students are given a set of 20 building blocks. Each building block contains an excerpt from a famous Supreme Court opinion (ex. Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board, etc.). They follo
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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Supreme Court Rankings Activity
This group activity is designed to help students review and evaluate landmark Supreme Court precedents in the areas of civil liberties and civil rights. Students will participate in a rankings activity that will require them to critically think about important Supreme Court precedents, will prompt m

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Rights of the Accused Stations Lesson
This stations lessons is a great way to teach your students about the key amendments, Supreme Court case precedents, and controversial questions related to the rights of the accused. The product includes a warm-up that allows students to break down the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments (our key "rig

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Oregon Trail: Whitman Massacre Mock Trial:  US History: Washington State History
Whitman Massacre Mock Trial: Narcissa and Marcus Whitman were some of the very first settlers in what is now Washington State. Included in this mock trial is the assignment, procedure, background information with questions for students to answer, a primary source, and true/false and short answer t
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Bill Proposal Template
Use this template to provide a hands on experience for your students. I use this template to write classroom bills (rules) the first few days of school. Then we vote them into law, this provides accountability and ownership on their part.
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SCOTUS Court Case Gallery Walk
Magically have your kids turn the major cases into a work of art to be shared out with the rest of your school! Included in this lesson plan is an example of PBL... kids working collaboratively in groups to research, analyze, and synthesize major Supreme Court cases into accessible language and im
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Salem Witch Trials Primary Documents Exploration
Salem Witch Trails of 1692 The Salem witch trials were a time of great turmoil in American history. People accused each other of being witches with little or no evidence, and many were hanged as a result. Though personal documents regarding convicted witches were destroyed, most of the court docume
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A Fifth Amendment Unit
Room 311 has created an in-depth study of the 5th Amendment for your government or civics class. This unit focuses heavily on critical thinking, group discussion, writing skills, and interpreting the 5th Amendment. This product includes the following: 1) a unit schedule 2) 1 project with rubric 3
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Bill of Rights Learning Stations
This lesson is filled with cooperative learning activities that allow students the opportunity to creatively evaluate the protections provided by the Bill of Rights. Ten learning stations include activities where students will interpret, evaluate, discuss, analyze and create using a variety of reso
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Dred Scott Supreme Court Decision: Common Core Analysis
Dred Scott Case Common Core Analysis of the Justice’s Opinions: Dred Scott was an enslaved African American who sued for his freedom and his case went all the way to the Supreme Court. This is a great activity to help your students dive deeper into the Dred Scott v. Sanford case by annotating prima
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Mock Trial Classroom Transformation
This product DOES NOT include any content for a mock trial. The items in this product are what you need to set up your classroom for a mock trial. It will work with any trial. -Door Sign -List of materials needed and where to buy them -Directions on how to set up your room to make it look like a c
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Debate, use tech, work together Creating new laws against Bullying CHOICE BOARD!
Bullying is a major concern everywhere! This packet will teach your students about bullying and how to create a NEW law against bullying using PROBLEM BASED LEARNING and TECHNOLOGY in the classroom! This whole task should take about 15-20 class periods. It's a WHOLE unit that incorporates Bullying,
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