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The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants
The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants
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 "evidence" nearly twenty times! But one of the things my s
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The 'Fill-in" of Rights
The 'Fill-in" of Rights
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 to the meaning and interpretation of the Bill of Ri
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Historian's Court: People of England Versus King John (Magna Carta)
Historian's Court: People of England Versus King John (Magna Carta)
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 successfully used this lesson with students in 3rd th
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Police Badge Craft
Police Badge Craft
This is a craft for Police Appreciation week or Thank a Police Officer Day. I have a blog post on this, that I would love for you to check out: Police Appreciation Blog Post
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How Laws are Made
How Laws are Made
This PowerPoint takes the students through the steps of how a bill becomes a law. It is a very visual, step-by-step explanation for the student who has little or no exposure to the law making process.
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3 Branches of Government
3 Branches of Government
This activity includes notes breaking down the 3 branches of government into 3 columns. Then an activity with a blank chart for students to cut and paste the duties and jobs of each branch of government into the correct column.
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Supreme Court Building Block Puzzle
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 follow
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Economics/Personal Financial Literacy- Real Life Simulation- Job Application
Economics/Personal Financial Literacy- Real Life Simulation- Job Application
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
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Evidence Collection PowerPoint
Evidence Collection PowerPoint
This powerpoint was created to introduce 3rd grade gifted students to a Unit on Forensic Science. Kelley's Kreations
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Creating Laws Assignment
Creating Laws Assignment
This is a great introductory activity to do in a law class or even a civics class. Students have to consider how they would organize a large group of people stranded on a deserted island. They must think about what type of leadership is needed and what kinds of laws would be created. Students are ask
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Being a Juror for Government and Civics Classes
Being a Juror for Government and Civics Classes
Room 311 created this resource as a way for you to engage your government or civics students in learning about what it means to be a juror. This assignment encourages debate and discussion among your students as they take on the role of jurors in well-known cases in history. This resource works best
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NOVA - "Forensics on Trial" worksheet
NOVA - "Forensics on Trial" worksheet
Fill-in-the-blank worksheet to go along with NOVA "Forensics on Trial" which is available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/forensics-on-trial.html .
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Abraham Lincoln CSI Activity
Abraham Lincoln CSI Activity
CSI style activity where students look at possible suspects of Lincoln's assassination and decide if the person is some way guilty or innocent.
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A Brief History of Law
A Brief History of Law
These lecture notes/transparencies are designed to introduce grade 11 law students to the history that shaped our current legal system. Hammurabi's code, Mosaic Law, Greek Law, Roman Law, and British Law up to the Magna Carta are explained briefly, but in a way that links the past to the present. Key
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Canadian Charter Graphic Organizer
Canadian Charter Graphic Organizer
Graphic Organizer for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Frontline (PBS) - "The Anthrax Files" worksheet
Frontline (PBS) - "The Anthrax Files" worksheet
Fill-in-the-blank worksheet to encourage students to listen carefully to the Frontline program "The Anthrax Files," a documentary originally aired on PBS on October 11, 2011 about the bioterrorism that followed the 9/11 attacks.
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How was Crime punished in the 19th century?
How was Crime punished in the 19th century?
This powerpoint contains some starter activities to be used before launching into lessons on types of crime. There is a word match activity on types of crimes and a picture reveal activity where the students have to infer what they are seeing. There is also a 'WH' question activity of a picture on a
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Adnan Syed SERIAL Murder Trial Appeals 12 episodes, use with this summary
Adnan Syed SERIAL Murder Trial Appeals 12 episodes, use with this summary
This is a summary of the 12 episodes of Serial. I am a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook writer. I have put this into a form where everything is stripped from the summary but that which is used as testimony, exhibit or is stated on the show "Serial". I clearly identify on every slide which is t
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Supreme Court Justices Trading Cards
Supreme Court Justices Trading Cards
How to make the Supreme Court Justices real to students? Turn them into trading cards! This two-page word doc is designed for you or your students to print, research and fill out basic biographical information about the current nine justices, and tape or glue the cards back-to-back: photo on the fron
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Fourth Amendment Casebook
Fourth Amendment Casebook
Students often have many questions about search and seizure. Courts constantly reinterpret this amendment in light of changes in societial attitudes, demographics, and technological advances. This worksheet supplements an instructor's lecture on the Fourth Amendment by allowing students to discover
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NPR - "Balloon Boy Hoax" worksheet
NPR - "Balloon Boy Hoax" worksheet
This is a set of 15 fill-in-the-blank questions that encourages students to listen carefully to the NPR "Talk of the Nation" report on the Balloon Boy hoax of 2009. Here's the link: 'Balloon Boy' Just One Of Many Media Hoaxes
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NPR - Fracking & Health worksheet
NPR - Fracking & Health worksheet
Fill-in-the-blank worksheet to encourage students to listen carefully to the NPR Morning Edition story "Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers"
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American Trial
American Trial
This short PowerPoint presentation explains the order of events in an American trial in simple terms for English Language Learners (ELLs). I used this when showing To Kill a Mockingbird. You can revise it.
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Criminal Law Lecture Notes
Criminal Law Lecture Notes
This is a 4 page document with a summary of criminal law used for a business law class. It is a short summary of information to introduce business students to some of the more important aspects of criminal law. The lecture includes the classification of crimes, crimes categorized by person and prope
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Forensics Jeopardy (3 games)
Forensics Jeopardy (3 games)
These are links to three different play-online jeopardy games that I created for my Forensic Science classes. Enjoy! 1
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Economics Goods & Services Examples
Economics Goods & Services Examples
With this Goods and Services activity, students work with partners to decide if the listed example is a good or service. Great, funny, kid-appropriate examples. Could be used as an assessment or diagnostic piece. Will open up great discussions among partners and whole class.
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LEGAL CASE BRIEF
LEGAL CASE BRIEF
All the elements your students will need to successfully brief a case. ISSUE RULE APPLICATION CONCLUSION SUBSTANTIVE HISTORY PROCEDURAL HISTORY Etc.
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Equal Justice Under Law: Writing Prompt
Equal Justice Under Law: Writing Prompt
This is a writing prompt developed to strengthen research skills and persuasive writing across disciplines. The writing assignment is part of the North Carolina Civics and Economics course and serves to compliment a Socratic seminar based on the 14th amendment.
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Bill of Rights PowerPoint Presentation
Bill of Rights PowerPoint Presentation
This PowerPoint Presentation is a basic overview of the Bill of Rights of the United States. Can be related to law class or even criminal justice class.
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Lizzie Borden FREE POSTER Axe Murders Father & Stepmother Murder Trial Acquitted
Lizzie Borden FREE POSTER Axe Murders Father & Stepmother Murder Trial Acquitted
Lizzie Borden POSTER of the Axe Murders of her Father and Stepmother while she was present in the house. She was Acquitted at her Murder Trial because of reasonable doubt. No one could show how she could have possibly done the murders in the few minutes she had at her disposal. There is a product t
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Video: What is Federalism? (preview link below)
Video: What is Federalism? (preview link below)
Federalism Video USLawEssentials presents: What is federalism? This two-minute video introduces the topic of federalism in the United States, its origins, and why the United States has both federal and state court systems. In my experience, this video is especially useful as an introduction at the
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Thurgood Marshall Scavenger Hunt Cards
Thurgood Marshall Scavenger Hunt Cards
These scavenger hunt cards can be used as a compliment to the American Heroes biographies. It includes a 21 question sheet that covers all five chapters. However, the cards include all the information for students to answer the questions. Laminate & Enjoy! Product Social Studies Standards: 3SS.
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FREE: Due Process of Law -- 10 Minute Simulation and Worksheet
FREE: Due Process of Law -- 10 Minute Simulation and Worksheet
FREE -- Quick and Easy Simulation to Provide Your Students with a Clear Understanding of Both Procedural Due Process and Substantive Due Process of Law! No materials needed! This free Due Process of Law Activity includes: • Introductory explanations to assist teac
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Jeopardy Law Game U.S. Supreme Court COMSTOCK sexual offenders pedophiles
Jeopardy Law Game U.S. Supreme Court COMSTOCK sexual offenders pedophiles
This is a 53 slide powerpoint Jeopardy game of the United States Supreme Court decision of "United States v. Comstock." It held that it was valid for Congress to enact laws which commit sexual offenders for to a mental treatment center after the period of criminal incarceration has been completed if
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Byzantine Emperor Justinian Assignment
Byzantine Emperor Justinian Assignment
Students create an Acrostic Poem about Justinian and his accomplishments. This is a great alternate assessment particularly for students who are strong writers.
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Developing Government Agencies and Democratic Processes
Developing Government Agencies and Democratic Processes
This project was designed for law enforcement adult education but able to be adapted for high school and undergraduate courses. The project has the students research agency development, laws and regulations as well as create a process to meet a dynamic need with regard to Terrorism. The students wi
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Jury Duty
Jury Duty
A simulated case where the student poses as a member of the jury, deciding what to convict the defendent of and why.
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Judicial Branch of Georgia's Government Guided Notes
Judicial Branch of Georgia's Government Guided Notes
This item is meant to go with the PowerPoint on the Judicial Branch of Georgia's government. Students can complete the notes as they view the PowerPoint.
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Classification of Evidence graphic organizer- Forensic Science
Classification of Evidence graphic organizer- Forensic Science
This is a basic graphic organizer used by students in forensic science to define the categories that pieces of evidence might fall under. A blank version for printing and a simply animated teaching slide for the teacher is included.
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Supreme Court Cases Vocab
Supreme Court Cases Vocab
This lets students write a definition, then draw a picture that goes along with the word. This will help students learn the vocabulary that goes along with some of the Supreme Court Cases
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Landmark Supreme Court Case Research Packet
Landmark Supreme Court Case Research Packet
This research packet is used to guide student research on a Supreme Court Case. Students will research the constitutional question at the center of the case, the arguments on both sides of the case, as well as the Supreme Court's opinion including information on majority, dissenting, and concurring
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US History Multiple Choice Quiz Unit 7/37 - REGENTS ALIGNED
US History Multiple Choice Quiz Unit 7/37 - REGENTS ALIGNED
The Constitution, Federalism, division of power between the national and state levels of government, national (central) government, the national government coins money, the states cannot, Antifederalists vs. Federalists, individual rights were not adequately protected, controversy over the division o
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ESL Law and Order: The Michael Brown Shooting
ESL Law and Order: The Michael Brown Shooting
This multi-faceted resource creates a platform for students to discuss Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in the context of the infamous Michael Brown Shooting of 2014. The activities include listening to a news story on the incident, discussing the topic, and comparing the case of Mike Brown to t
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Crime Scenes & How to Search for Them Online ~ Criminal Law Forensics
Crime Scenes & How to Search for Them Online ~ Criminal Law Forensics
There is a free POSTER which goes with this product located here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Crime-Scenes-POSTER-How-to-Search-for-Them-Online-Criminal-Law-Forensics-1837284 This presentation opens by demonstrating using Google Image search to bring up the Sharon Tate murders and c
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Sherlock Holmes FREE POSTER Drs. Bell Littlejohn & Doyle DCI Caminada
Sherlock Holmes FREE POSTER Drs. Bell Littlejohn & Doyle DCI Caminada
Sherlock Holmes FREE POSTER Drs. Bell Littlejohn & Doyle DCI Caminada showing the fictional Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Doctors Bell and Littlejohn and their medical student, Doyle (the author). The final inspiration was DCI Caminada of Manchester who solved over 1,000 cases himself using met
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Fingerprints Not Unique Forensics FREE POSTER ~ Mayfield & McKie Cases
Fingerprints Not Unique Forensics FREE POSTER ~ Mayfield & McKie Cases
Fingerprints Are Not Unique POSTER ~ featuring the Mayfield & McKie Cases, both of whom were wrongfully accused of murders based on their fingerprints. It was subsequently proven the murderers were other people with very similar fingerprints. There is a product listed here which goes with this p
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Manson Family ~ FREE POSTER ~ Murder Trial ~ Sharon Tate
Manson Family ~ FREE POSTER ~ Murder Trial ~ Sharon Tate
Charles Manson Family Gang POSTER ~ Murder Trial Law ~ Tate Labianca. POSTER ~ PRINTABLE ~ TIFF format, RGB, for versatile use in educational needs. Another product goes with this, a complete presentation of this subject, located here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Manson-Family-Murde
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Who enforces it? cut and paste
Who enforces it? cut and paste
This is a cut and paste for students who are learning about who enforces certain rules and laws in our community!
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Voting Rights Activity
Voting Rights Activity
In this activity, students will assess how they feel about voting restrictions such as gender-based voting, race, poll taxes (voting is expensive!) literacy tests, civics tests, voting for prisoners, etc. Use this worksheet before teaching them voting laws so they an assess what restrictions they se
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Civil Rights DBQ-nit
Civil Rights DBQ-nit
Students are keenly aware of events like Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, and Baltimore. If you are like me, you want to use these tragedies as a teachable moment and really dig into what impact history has had. This lengthy unit can be sliced and diced into smaller portions, but we build in free a
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4th Amendment Vocabulary
4th Amendment Vocabulary
4th Amendment Vocabulary helps student understand the 4th
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Note Outline - Forensic Palynology (Pollen and Spore Examination)
Note Outline - Forensic Palynology (Pollen and Spore Examination)
This is a note outline for my PowerPoint on Forensic Palynology (Pollen and Spore Examination).
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