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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 have been teaching American Government for ages and I try to find new ways to engage students with certain topics. Teaching Bureaucracy and the concept of Iron Triangles / Regulations became a lot easier with this activity. Students are paired up and given a scenario in which they work for a par
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
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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This project was designed in keeping with the new (2009) Alberta Grade 9 Social Studies curriculum. It works well in conjunction with Uglies by Scott Westerfeld which we used at the same time in Language Arts. The assignment breaks down all the key outcomes, and asks students to create a society tha
Excellent (and super fun) comprehensive research project for any Street Law, Law, Criminal Justice, or Civics course that deals with the responsibilities of a lawyer. Students LOVE this project!! It is such a blast- and they learn so much! Students choose a lawyer from their favorite law-related mov
Would you like to enliven early American history with a fun, challenging writing project?
The Salem Witch Trials RAFT Writing Project contains a RAFT writing project for the social studies or Civics classroom.
What is a RAFT, you might ask? RAFT is an acronym that stands for Role, Audience, Form
This is one of my students' favorite activity every year! We read A.B. Guthrie's intriguing story of justice in the Old West (included here). After discussing the story, we prepare to put the protagonist, Mr. Baumer, on trial! You can either assign roles or let students sign up for a first and se
My Criminal Justice students will complete this project after learning about the categories of crime and the Uniform Crime Report. This project allows for students to show their creativity as well as requires them to research an infamous criminal they may not have heard of before!
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