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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

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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 R
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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 t
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Street Law: The House I Live In - War on Drugs Documentary
Check out my online clothing store: https://culturally-relevant-teaching.myshopifThis War on Drugs documentary ( imdb.to/2tiRiTJ ) brings a culturally relevant teaching experience for ALL students of any background. The Film link I provided is edited by me personally to not reflect curse words so th
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Know Your Rights, Constitution Bill of Rights Activity
***Newly updated format! Now everything is in PDF format! ***Updated appearance! This FREE product includes a Bill of Rights handout and a fun challenge activity that can be done individually, in pairs, or in a small group! Students review the Bill of Rights then use the provided handout to e
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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 as
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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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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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Mock Trial Script
I use this mock trial in my classroom to teach the Bill of Rights and Due Process of Law. I have modified a previous version to cater to my school.
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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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Supreme Court Justices Trading Cards-Updated
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 fro
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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 teacher • Detailed step-by-step proce
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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. Ke
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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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The United States Congress is made up of two separate governing entities. The House of Representatives and the Senate function differently. Watch our video and learn how the legislative branch of government works.
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Canadian Charter Graphic Organizer
Graphic Organizer for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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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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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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