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The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants is a fun activity to help students practice using logical evidence and reason (logos) in persuasive writing and speech. The Common Core State Standards for seventh, eighth, and ninth grades mention the word
This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so
Grammar Court is an interactive activity that will add excitement and interest to any English class session. You'll select 5 students in your class as the "suspects" in a pretend crime - in this case, a stolen mandolin! The rest of the class
This is a mini unit for Police Appreciation week or Thank a Police Officer Day. Items included in this product are, a sentence strip hat, a badge and handcuffs to look like a police officer. An Anchor chart activity, with anchor chart pieces
This toolbox gives you all the tools and handouts you need to run a great mock trial in your classroom! The tools are all classroom-tested and can be tailored to your needs. 12-19-13 I added 3 more great resources to this popular product based on
Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen? This lesson is included as part of the American Reconstruction Unit Plan, located here: American Reconstruction Unit Plan! Buy the Bundle and save a
Marbury vs Madison: The establishment of the principle of Judicial Review! This Marbury vs Madison activity is part of the American History Super Unit Expansion Pack. Check out the 12-lesson Expansion Pack to the American History Super Unit!
Check out my blog post describing how I use this in my room!!! :) The Genre's Court Welcome to The Genre's Court! My students absolutely love going to court and defending their genres. We introduce and/or review genres about every 3 weeks with
This Power-Point lesson will provide students with an introductory framework from which to understand the judiciary process. Students will delve into the fundamental aspects of a courtroom such as: the basic structure and lay-out of a courtroom, the
Need a fun, fast way to make judicial proceedings come alive? Want students to be motivated to do cross curricular writing? Try this set of three scripts based on familiar childhood fairy tales that teach about the judicial system. The Three
Supreme Court & Schools - Great for teaching the Judicial Branch! Do Now, Six Scenarios, and followup questions. Sample Scenario: You realize that it has been over ten years since the war in Afghanistan began and you think it is about time
This activity includes six primary documents worksheets on the Holocaust. The websites used are from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html The following topics are covered in the
US Supreme Court Clip Art Get hold of this quality set of clip art for the US Supreme Court! Product includes: • The US Supreme Court • Gavel • Hand holding gavel • Judge behind desk holding gavel • Lady Justice • Scales of Justice • 9 Justices •
The Forensic Science Questioned Document (Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeit) PowerPoint Presentation includes two versions of PowerPoint slides, in both .ppt and .pdf format and covers the following topics: • Document analysis •
This is a research activity in which students are directed to a website providing information on a number or current criminal cases. The cases are updated frequently, and students have much variety in the types of cases they can investigate. The
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
Gives scenarios relating to amendments 4-8 and asks if the persons rights were violated. Great for critical thinking and analysis. Relates to amendments 4-8, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Rights of the Accused
This is a fun warm up activity for a class about Prohibition or the 1920's in the U.S. It includes five entertaining questions that are designed to grab student attention.
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 Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Webquest Students will gain knowledge about Jim Crow laws and discrimination in the late 1800s and early 1900s by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Webquest uses a great website
Bill of Rights Quiz or Test Assessment - Scantron ready - Application and Vocabulary yes or no questions asking if rights were violated in given situations and matching vocabulary questions kids names can be used in situations
This bundle contains check questions for all 31 chapters in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" novel. Some chapters are combined, but many are single chapter quizzes to check for reading and comprehension. ANSWER KEY IS INCLUDED and begins on page
I use this mock Congress after The How A Bill Becomes A Law PowerPoint found in my TPT store and before The How A Bill Becomes A Law quiz found in my TPT store. This is a fun activity for students because students come up with their own idea for
This is a good way to work with historical sources while studying the ancient Romans. This document/activity has three pages. Page one is a brief collection of secondary source material written by modern authors on the Roman legal system.
This product includes a list of 18 quotes from various sources on the issue of gun control. Teacher instructions on how to conduct the activity are included. Perfect prereading activity for researching a debate on the Second Amendment and targets
These task cards can be used whole group, small group, with partners, or even individually! They are user friendly, and your students will love them. I use them in my classroom as assessments as well as review material for standardized testing.
This is a fairly simple (but pretty!) graphic organizer that requires students to locate the names of the nine current Supreme Court Justices, as well as which president appointed them. Great homework assignment or pop quiz!
This activity allows students to gain a more thorough understanding of the Bill of Rights. Students will be required to fill in the blanks for each amendment. The words selected for the students to fill in are all words which are extremely important
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
25 slide PPT file Jackie Robinson themed jeopardy game! Aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards for 2nd grade social studies. You can play this PowerPoint as a real baseball game, with you as the "pitcher" and the student answering the
Help your students to better understand the judicial branch with this fun, yet educational reader's theatre script. Important vocabulary words are presented throughout the script and students are given the opportunity to decide the verdict! Thank
Your purchase includes 45 PowerPoint slides, in both .pptx and .pdf format. The Other Evidence PowerPoint Presentation covers the following topics: • Tool Marks • Tool Mark Evidence • Tool Mark Database • Impression Evidence • Shoe Impressions •
This activity includes two internet based primary documents on John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. The websites used are from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html The
Criminal Process Worksheet -arrest, booking, indictment, arraignment, trial Terms and description of what happens in each step.
Federalism is arguably the MOST IMPORTANT concept we have to get our students to understand when teaching government. This lesson plan WILL help you achieve that goal! This zip-file includes an 11-slide PowerPoint presentation, corresponding
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.
For this activity you simply plan ahead by asking another teacher to come into your classroom. Have them fill out the attached form before they arrive. You must do this activity while you are in the chapter on Memory. Cover the material you would
19.1 Crime in American Society Criminal and Juvenile Justice Types of Crime I: Crimes Against People Types of Crime II: Crimes Against Property Types of Crime III: White-Collar Crime Types of Crime IV: Victimless Crimes Types of Crime V: Crimes
Constitutional Amendments 11/27 Assessment Test Quiz - Students must fill in the blanks with information found in each amendment. Copy of Constitution would make it an open book assessment. Can also be used as a review or worksheet
This 53 minute PBS video, It's A Free Country is a great video on the Bill of Rights and how we have changed our interpretation of them over time until today. You can STREAM this video online. They discuss all 10 Amendments and focus in on Freedom
Questions and movie review about the criminal law, juvenile justice documentary about falsely accused teen Brenton Butler. Academy Award winning documentary .
I've summarized the events surrounding Helter Skelter and the Manson Family murders. 12 pages that detail the motives behind the Tate - LaBianca murders. I've included resource questions with an answer key (students will need to research outside of
How are Socratic Circles related to dialectics? This unit explains the Socratic Method while using an excerpt from a Socratic dialogue. This is a self-contained unit on The Socratic Method or dialectics (widely used in Colleges, Universities, and
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about Reconstruction through the letter of a recently freed slave to his former master. The primary source document is written by Jourdan Anderson and he is writing a very
Want a reader's theater your students will love? How about a mock trial of Alexander T. Wolf. This is based on the book of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs". This is reader's theater is found in my sub plans of The True Story of the Three
CSI Forensic Science - Be a detective and use science to figure out who stole the jewels from the town hall. Your students will love doing this activity, suitable for both middle school and upper elementary. Students have to use their detective
This highly entertaining and engaging mock trial will reinforce any lesson on the events leading up to and surrounding the creation of the Magna Carta. Students will create a courtroom and decide how King John will be remembered in history. I have
Mock Trial, or Youth Judicial as it is sometimes called, is one of the most enjoyable, and beneficial events that my children have participated in over the years. As the coach, I enjoy Mock Trial immensely, and my goal is to have my students
Briefs, 15 Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Criminal Law Cases dealing with the Bill of Rights under the U.S. Constitution. There are well over 100 slides in this presentation. For a brief period, these are offered at a special low, low price as an
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
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