Want a great way for students to engage in a group activity while they examine eyewitness testimony, artifacts, primary sources, and solve a historical mystery? Download The Abraham Lincoln Assassination CSI!
This exciting activity can be used to challenge individual students or to encourage colla
Would you like to see your students rise to the highest of expectations? Watch your students transform into lawyers pushing the envelope of persuasion, witnesses carefully building a case, or judge/jury to conduct it fairly and appropriately. Do you want to have some of the most fun in your teaching
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
Students will get the opportunity to be lawyers and prosecute or defend an accused person in a criminal trial (11 total). Each group will consist of 2 lawyers (prosecuting and defending), and an accused person. The teacher will act as the judge and guide the jury as they vote on the verdict. The maj
CRITICAL THINKINGINFORMATIONAL TEXTDILEMMA ONE SHEET (#2)Informational text, critical thinking, debate. This unit involves the case of the Siamese Twins (2000): The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions and asks the question: Is killing one child to save another morally permis
In this activity students will research federal regulatory laws that protect workers. Students will design a museum style exhibit in Google Slides or another presentation software. Students will identify events that led to the creation of the legislation and other important information associated wi
Research Project: Crime and Punishment: This is a full unit plan for a 5 - 10 day-long research project. The purpose of this project is to acquaint learners with the consequences of criminal actions, and to encourage them to explore alternative methods of punishment.
The project includes: ind
This zip file contains all of the necessary powerpoints, video links, webquests, activities, protocols, procedures, discussion questions, warmups, exit tickets, and resources necessary to teach an engaging problem-based learning course titled “Injustices in our Criminal Justice System”. The course
You have been called to the courtroom! In this week-long unit, students will have the chance to play the role of lawyer, witness, or jury member. This product includes:
--Role descriptions of attorneys, witnesses, and jury members
--Preparation timeline for trial
--Available witness list and descrip
From Drama Dreams and English Themes, this product provides a final presentation for a unit based on the popular podcast "Serial." Like the Serial podcast, this presentation centers on using evidence to support a claim or theory. Students will work in groups to research and present a theory of the c
Assembled here are eight individual resources used with 8th graders to conduct a mock trial based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. For my classes, this was a major-fun!- culminating project in the 2nd trimester. However, I think it could easily be adapted to other purposes, including part
The Job Application is a supplemental document to the Real Life Simulation. In this project each student uses the concepts and terminology learned from the past units covering the topics of personal finance and consumerism. Students receive a “reality check” and throughout the simulation get a real
Fairy Tales on Trial is a unique and fun lesson meant to go at the end of a unit on the legal system. It judges a students' ability to understand criminal and civil law, as well as the process of the court system. This is a five stage group assignment, in which students are asked to read and analyze
Case studies are a great way to join concepts taught in Forensics and Criminal Law classes with real life cases. Netflix's documentary Making a Murderer showcases one of the most controversial criminal cases of all time and is sure to get your students TALKING! This 10-assignment case study project
Three projects that have students research Supreme Court Cases. I have typically used it for my Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Unit so I have included a list of the Court Cases that I have my students pick from as well.
Included in this product:
1. A complete lesson plan with objectives, Bloo
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITY | ANALYTICAL REASONING | DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#3) (Ethics, Justice)My DAILY DILEMMAS are an excellent supplement to any class focusing on ethics, law, justice, argumentative writing, and debate, and they also work well as last-minute sub plans or stand-alone lessons.Should i
Project linked to learning about:
* World Wonders
* "I Need My Own Country" by Rick Walton (Book)
This activity includes:
* Continent Fact Sheet
* Make Your Own Flag
* Make Your Own Landmark
* Make a Map
* Weather Related Activity
* Famous Sports, Dish, Animals
Students will create a wanted poster of an infamous wild west outlaw. This project would be great for a forensic science class or even an american history project. This project includes BOTH a google doc digital version and a printable option. This way, if you are you looking for a print and go assi
This career unit gives students an introduction to the law, public safety, corrections and security career cluster and what a career in this field would be like. This is perfect for a career, technology, CTE or business class. The included PowerPoint presentation can be used by the teacher for who
I searched and searched for a good Mock Trial to use with my govt. students. After not finding what I wanted, I created my own.
This document contains everything you need. It includes all witness statements, handouts, info on presenting the different aspects of the trial.
The project takes about
Are prisons for punishment or rehabilitation? Or a mixture of both? If you were starting your own prison, how would you build it? What would it look like? What activities would you allow within your walls? My students love the crime and punishment chapter in my Sociology course. We discuss prisons a
The Grinch is a common household name, especially around the holidays. In the movie, The Grinch hates Christmas so much so that he tries to destroy it for the community he lives in, yet doesn't feel a part of. In the end, he realizes the error in his ways and all of the townspeople of Whoville forgi
This is a really hands-on group of projects for kids to work on while studying the Civil Rights Movement. There are detailed descriptions of each project, and kids will really make the most out of it. From Jim Crow laws to and ABC book of events surrounding the Movement, this is a great supplemental
Transform your classroom into a courtroom with a Mock Trial. Bring government to life with this real world experience.
This unit will show you how to use fairy tales to create a trial in your class.
Students will become attorneys, witnesses, defendants and bailiffs.
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