Judicial Branch American Government & Civics Unit Plan

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7th - 10th
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This fantastic bundle on the Judicial Branch is an amazing complete unit plan for Civics or American Government!

Topics covered in this bundle include:

  • A set of 10 Digital Notebook activities
  • The structure of America's judicial system
  • State vs Federal Courts
  • The Supreme Court
  • Judicial Review
  • Comparing Judicial Restraint & Judicial Activism
  • Project Based Learning on Supreme Court Cases
  • Reviewing landmark Supreme Court Cases
  • The Citizens United campaign finance case
  • Cyberbullying, schools, and the law
  • A thorough unit guide packet to use throughout
  • ...and more!

Inside this download is a directions page for the unit plus all of the resources perfectly organized by day throughout the unit. There's multiple activities for each day, including interactive notebook pages, digital Google Drive pages, readings, PowerPoints with guided notes, and more!

There is an awesome PBL assignment on landmark Supreme Court cases plus so many more great activities to make this unit a thorough overview of the Judicial Branch. For review, there is a full unit outline, online vocabulary help, plus links to five fun online games designed specifically for this unit! An included teacher directions file includes suggested warm up activities, links to videos and online resources, suggestions for each lesson plan, and more!

Note that this is unit 8 of my complete Civics and American Government curriculum. You can also find more American Government Units here on TpT!

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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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