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The Judicial System and the Supreme Court Lesson Plans

Students will write a letter to their representative about Voter I.D. Laws, analyze the controversial issue of life without parole for juveniles and learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Supreme Court

Listen to the Podcast An Impartial Jury by United States Courts

Discussion Guide


Lesson Plan 1- Voter I.D. Laws

Objective:  Students will examine the new Voter I.D. laws and write their representatives expressing their position


Lesson Plan 2- Life without Parole for Juveniles

Objective:  Students will analyze the controversial issue of sentencing juveniles to life without parole and create a class bulletin board displaying research findings and defending their positions.


Lesson Plan 3- The Supreme Court

Objective:  Students will learn about the Supreme Court by viewing a C-Span documentary and participating in a discussion


21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Civic Literacy

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Work Creatively With Others
Make Judgments and Decisions
Communicate Clearly
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Analyze Media
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Produce Results
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others


Additional Resources:
Supreme Court

Additional Resources from Global Issues in Context:
World Court and International Law
Criminal Justice
Obama Administration
Same-Sex Marriage
Free Speech

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Posted on: October 4, 2012, 10:13 am Category: Lesson Plans and School Projects Tagged with: , , , ,

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