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173 resources with the concept the criminal justice system

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All Men Are Created Equal?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the evolution and expansion of the American concept of democracy. They study how these democratic ideals have not always been held up by reading about Dred Scott and the Standing Bear court cases.
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Justice

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students discuss strengths and weaknesses of the court system in providing equal justice for all. They identify factors that cause these weaknesses and recommend solutions.
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Consequences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and describe what consequences are and how they affect others. Then they play the "Kids' Court" game as a class as outlined in the lesson. Students also identify how consequences and their actions are linked using their...
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Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
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Symbolic Speech

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the right of freedom of speech as it is outlined in the U.S. Constitution. They receive background information for the US Supreme Court, the Bill of Rights, and free speech. They discuss a series of actual cases...
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Laws...Who Needs Them?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Who needs laws? Junior high schoolers sure do! Provide your 7th-9th graders with an understandng about why laws are important and how they are used to create a functioning society. Learners use a series of handouts and readings to build...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 14

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role of the U.S. Federal Court System. In this Judicial Branch instructional activity, 8th graders participate in a prepared mock trial. This instructional activity is 14 of 16 in the unit plan, "The US and WV:...
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Role Playing Free Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners conduct research into looking at a free-speech issue. They role play the events surrounding a court case. The lesson includes guiding questions to help create context and determine areas of further study. The presentation...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 9

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders take a closer look at the hierarchy of government. In this United States and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders complete graphic organizers that require them to denote duties as national, state, or both. Students...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 1

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider the concept of freedom. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to discuss freedoms and rights. Students read an essay about the costs...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders prepare for their own constitutional convention. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to select a convention president and participate in...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 13

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider the pupose of judicatures of the legal system. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to review the laws they selected for their...
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Digital Forensics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine a crime scene and photograph evidence.  In this forensics digital photography lesson, students recognize the correct procedures for filming a crime scene.  Students document evidence and keep a log of the necessary...
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Public Trust and Confidence

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students analyze the judiciary system.  For this government lesson, students participate in a class discussion on methods to prevent unfairness in the Judicial courts.
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Judge and Jury

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students participate in activities in which they focus on the uses of numbers. In this numerology activity, students measure distances using standard and non-standard units and record their measurements in various tables. Students...
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On Trial - Juvenile or Adult?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast juvenile and adult courts in the United States. In this judicial system lesson, students read and discuss articles and statistics in order to determine why juveniles may be tried as adults and examine...
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Prepare for Trial

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore jury selection. In this jury selection instructional activity, students brainstorm questions they would ask jurors. Students examine courtroom voacbulary and role play the different types of motions.
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Deadlock on Verdict

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a text about a murder trial. They review related vocabulary, complete a matching exercise and take a quiz. Afterward, they play a game called 'alibi' where the group with the weakest alibi is found guilty.
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Prepare for Trial

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students review the vocabulary relevant to understanding court proceedings and discover the process for selecting members of a jury. They participate in a scripted, mock jury selection and review the various types of objections.
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Black Skin, White Justice: Race Matters in the Criminal Justice System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the effects of race in the criminal justice system. As a class, they brainstorm a list of instances when the offender has been an African American and he is not treated fairly in court based on his race. They analyze...
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You and the Law -- Beating the Odds

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the rate of institutional racism in the United States. Individually, they write in their journals about how they can make better choices and increase their self-esteem. Using historical documents, they identify the...
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Understanding Criminal Justice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students realize that clear values are a resource of behavior in clarifying needs and wants. They clarify feelings and wants and verbalize ways in which they give up freedom and control in their lives by relinquishing decisions to...
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Judges in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define the legal meaning of juvenile and identify various ways to treat young offenders. They identify the current philosophy of the Utah juvenile justice system using a true/false worksheet and discussion format.
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The Jury's Still Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the trials and executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. In groups, they use the internet to research the impact of the executions in the shape of political cartoons and writings. They discuss an article to...