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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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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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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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Ancient Rome: Twelve Tables of Roman Law Using Classroom as Courtroom
This is my favorite lesson for teaching about Ancient Rome, and it's the favorite of many other teachers as well. You receive a four-six hour unit plan for studying ancient Roman law through engagement and interaction between the teacher and the class and classmates themselves. More importantly, i
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Serial Podcast Season 1 Unit Plan, Activities, and Literary Nonfiction Study
The Serial Season 1 Podcast by Sarah Koenig is a fantastic way to teach the literary nonfiction genre, argumentative skills, and real-world evidence-based examples. Even the most reluctant students will be engaged with the content of this podcast! You will get: ⭐6 Introduction Stations (2 of thes
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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 this if you already own the
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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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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: American Reconstruction Unit Plan! Buy the Bundle and save a Bundle! ---------------------------- In this very engaging and Comm

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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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Mock Trial: Class Preparation
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 function of different roles (judge, jury, defense,
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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!Toolbox for Teaching with Moc
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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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Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, & Counterfeiting PowerPoint Presentation
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 • Questioned document vs. exemplar • 12 major characteristi
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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 introduce and/or review genres about every 3 weeks with which we culminate the week with a trip to “the genr
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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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Forensic Science Other Evidence PowerPoint Presentation
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 • Tire Impressions • Dental Impressions • Glass Evidenc
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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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Forensics - Celebrity Drug Related Death w/key
With the Drug Chapter I use with my Forensics class, I include this handout where students research the manner in which various celebrities have died from drug overdoses.
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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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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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MOCK TRIAL! - The Guide, Rubrics, and Handouts to the Ultimate Project
Have you ever wanted to create a mock trial in your classroom? Would you like to see your students rise to the highest of expectations? Do you want to have some of the most fun in your teaching life? Then purchase this Word document and customize it for your students and the trial of your choice.
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Criminal and juvenile Justice
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 against Government 19.2 The Criminal Justice System Wh
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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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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, the Constitution,
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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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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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Holocaust Primary Sources Worksheets
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 primary document readings: Adolf Hitler Attempts a
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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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The Complete Guide to Forensic Science by Johnny Burks
The entire guide, over 200 pages, is available with resource handouts and answer keys. Everything in one complete file. Right click and extract or unzip. *Please know - this file can be used as a textbook*
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Guide to Infamous Cases w/keys
I've chosen a variety of crimes that I hope you and your students will find fascinating and informative. With many of the cases, I've included questions and answers for you and your students to research. This is a zip file, please use a zip extractor by right clicking on the file icon and following
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CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES: DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#1) Informational text
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES DAILY DILEMMA ONE SHEET (#1) Informational text, critical thinking, debate This is part of a bundle - you will find it here: • Critical Thinking: LIFE OF PI and DAILY DILEMMA #1 Is cannibalism ever morally permissible? Her Majesty The Queen v. Tom Dudley and Edwin Steph
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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 current criminal cases. The cases are updated frequently,
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Student Lawyers: Criminal Court Cases with PowerPoint CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1
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
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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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"Lamb to the Slaughter" Mock Trial Directions
My students read "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl every fall and this mock trial is always a lesson they remember and ask to do over and over. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with every piece of literature. The lesson requires close reading, critical thinking, argument writing, oral communicatio
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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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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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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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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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Controversy and the Criminal Justice System (Eric Garner Case)
This lesson will have students critically explore a contentious current event issue involving the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The lesson will invite students to examine the context and controversy that surrounds the two cases, although emphasis will be placed on the Eric Garner case. A t
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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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Anne Frank mock trial materials
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
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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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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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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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Federal Regulatory Laws That Protect Workers Museum Exhibit Project
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

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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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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 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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