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Insanity Plea -- "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
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 don't purchase both as you'd be paying twice for the s
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CSI Forensic Science. Use Science to figure out who done it!
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 skills and examine 5 clues to figure out which one
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Grammar Court: Episode 1. A fun Grammar activity & game about homophones & more!
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 becomes the "court" - needling the suspects with question
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Police Appreciation Unit
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 included. A book to make with your students to send t
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Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen?
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:
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Reader's Theater- The Trial of Alexander T. Wolf
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 Little Pigs. Do not buy th
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Teachers Toolbox for Mock Trials
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 teacher requests. Enjoy!
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Reader's theater scripts: The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks + 2 more
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 Bears vs. Goldilocks reader's theater script is written
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Genre Study: "THE GENRE'S COURT"- FUN way to reinforce genres in your classroom!
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
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Supreme Court & Schools
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 the troops come home. You point this out to a few of
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3 Branches Of Government
This download includes the following printable worksheets: Page 1 - Provides a look at what the three branches of government look like and who is in each branch. Page 2 - The student cuts and paste each word below the branch they preserve. Page 3&4 - The student creates 3 flip cards to demonstra
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Forensic Science Ballistics Learning Targets and Review Questions
- Your purchase includes 6 pages, in both .doc and .pdf format of learning targets, review questions, and answer keys. - It also includes a PowerPoint slide (.ppt) and printable sign (.pdf) of the Learning Targets to display in your classroom. “The first thing students need to learn is what they're
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History Crime Scene Investigation: Abraham Lincoln Assassination CSI
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
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African American History: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Webquest
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 from PBS. The website allows students learn about Jim
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Law and Crime Clip Art
These clip art images are perfect for the study of the Judicial Branch, civil and criminal law, and more! The Law and Crime set includes 13 color and 12 BW images including a fingerprint (BW), crime tape, handcuffs, gavel, law books, fingerprint powder and brush, a key, jail cell, t
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United States Constitution: Mock Congress: How A Bill Becomes A Law
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 a law and they are actively engaged in every step o
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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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Prohibition Warm Up / Bellringer
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.
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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
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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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Criminal Process Worksheet - arrest, booking, indictment, arraignment, trial
Criminal Process Worksheet -arrest, booking, indictment, arraignment, trial Terms and description of what happens in each step.
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Rights of Accused Bill of Rights Violation Scenarios Amendment 4 5 6 worksheet
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
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Bill of Rights Quiz or Test Assessment - Application and Vocabulary
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
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Courtroom Appearance and Trial Timeline Worksheet - criminal law
Courtroom Appearance and Trial Timeline Worksheet - criminal law Who sits where in court? How does a trial progress? Preparation for a mock trial
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Quote Analysis Activity:  Gun Control
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 Common Core Anchor Standard 8: Delineate and eva
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Art Detectives: Mystery of the Stolen Mona Lisa
Follow the clues of the stolen Mona Lisa and see if you can determine who the real culprit was. Students will examine the top suspects in the greatest art theft in history and write about who they think took the painting. This lesson has been carefully researched for historical accuracy. The facts,
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Movie Short Essay: A Time to Kill
This movie, along with Saving Private Ryan, is probably the most impactful movie that I have ever shown to my classes. This handout includes two different stances that students can take after viewing the movie "A Time to Kill." Along with their argument, they must also answer specific questions
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Constitutional Amendments 11/27 Assessment Test Quiz Worksheet Review
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
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Differences Between Civil and Criminal Law Worksheet Comparison
Students a description of the differences between civil and criminal law and then fill in a chart to compare the two. Fix the sentence questions included as well.
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The Three Branches of Government: Reader's Theatre Script on the Judicial Branch
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 you! Fabulous Fun in Fourth
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Reconstruction Amendments Cut and Paste Foldable
This is a cut and paste foldable for a Social Studies interactive notebook. Students will cut out the correct action for each amendment and glue it under the correct number. Students can draw a picture to represent each amendment.
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Helter Skelter - Charles Manson w/key
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 the article to answer some questions).
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CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES: DAILY DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#1) Informational text
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES DAILY DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#1) Informational text, critical thinking, debate Is cannibalism ever morally permissible? Her Majesty The Queen v. Tom Dudley and Edwin Stephens (1884) My DAILY DILEMMAS work well as last-minute sub plans or stand-alone lessons, but th
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Ancient Roman Law Activity: Primary and Secondary Sources
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. The second page is a verbatim primary source of authentic
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John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry Primary Source Worksheets
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 following topics are covered in the primary document re
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Criminal Process Crossword worksheet arrest, indictment, arraignment, trial
Criminal Process Crossword - arrest, booking, indictment, arraignment, trial, sentencing
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Forensics - Criminal Profiling w/key
In this chapter we go into the mind of a killer. Topics include an in depth review of the differences between a psychopath and a sociopath. Ideas of paraphilia are also illustrated. Handouts, a test, and answer keys are included.
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Fields of Forensic Science Webquest (Internet)
This webquest assignment is perfect for a class introduction, homework, or extra credit. The webquest focuses on specific fields of forensics (toxicology, odontology, crime scene investigation) and the responsibilities of each area. There is not one website that has all of the information so stude
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Forensic Science Article : Fingerprint History (Article and Questions)
Forensic Science Article : Fingerprint History This assignment is perfect for class work and discussion, homework, or extra credit. The assignment is a 2-page article that highlights the origin of fingerprint use in forensics and some of the first cases where fingerprints proved useful in solving
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13th Movie Guide
This movie guide will help students understand Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary, 13th. It contains 54 fill-in-the-blank questions that go along with the film, an answer key, and a writing prompt. Great for Black History Month. Click on the preview to learn more. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
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Fredrick Douglass Primary Source Worksheet: Escape From Slavery
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about Frederick Douglass’s escape from slavery. I use this worksheet to help students better understand slavery and the early life of Frederick Douglass. This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the p
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The U.S. Supreme Court & Juvenile Justice
Students use printable information cards with facts about landmark Supreme Court cases that have helped define the juvenile justice system in the United States in order to compare and contrast the adult and juvenile justice systems. They then act as judge for three juvenile cases where they must us
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Common Core: Social Studies: Functions of Government
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. Included in your download is: --24 task cards --stud
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Ghandi and India Reading and Worksheet
Follow the life of Ghandi in this short reading and creative worksheet with questions that research the text.
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PROJECTS: DAILY DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#2) critical thinking, debate
PROJECTS: DAILY DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#2) Informational text, critical thinking, debate Is killing one child to save another morally permissible? The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions The Case of the Siamese Twins. (2000) My DAILY DILEMMAS work well as group projec
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Supreme Court Justices Graphic Organizer
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!
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Courtroom Mock Trial Reader's Theatre
Teaching 5th and 6th Grade students about the judicial system can be engaging when every child has a role to play in a mock trial. “The Trial of Dayan” drama script allows students to participate in various courtroom roles as a character is brought to the criminal justice system in a trial, and the
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Federalism 45 Minute Lesson Plan
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 fill-in-the-blank notes, and a 24-question Quiz-Quiz-Tra
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Prohibition 1927 Primary Source Worksheet
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about prohibition in the 1920s. This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet quest
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Rules and Laws Social-Science Worksheets
Specifically designed for The History-Social Science for California: Our Communities Unit 4: Rules and Laws (6 lessons). Includes vocabulary review, text comprehension and exploration questions. Utilizes Common Core aligned "evidence based terms" to support answers and "Pause and Think" free-respon
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Tulsa Race Riots: What Led To Them? A CSI Investigation on the 1921 Tulsa Riots!
Tulsa Race Riots: What Led To Them? A CSI Investigation on the 1921 Tulsa Riots! This CSI Tulsa lesson is included in BOTH the CSI American History and the 1920s and 1930s Bundles, located below:
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