To become familiar with the organization of the U.S. court system and the roles played by federal, state, and local courts.
1 class period
Students enjoy learning about the American court system by finding and circling key words, names, and terms in three fun word search puzzles. These words, names, and terms are then used to complete several sentences pertaining to the court system surrounding each puzzle.
• Puzzle 1: The Role of Courts
• Puzzle 2: Criminal Court Cases
• Puzzle 3: Civil Court Cases
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.