We found 164 reviewed resources for lessons on criminal justice
Criminal Justice in AmericaLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe allure of true crime television shows often leads to intrigue of the criminal justice system. Using a six-unit curriculum, learners explore criminology and the justice system in the United States. Topics include the police, trial...
Your Day in Court: Criminal JusticeLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When a person goes on trial for a crime, what options does a court have to render justice? Who are the key players in the legal system? Interested legal scholars answer the inquiries and more using an Internet-based activity, chart, and...
Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the ActionLesson Planet
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading...
Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts SystemLesson Planet
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth lesson in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine...
Living to Avoid The Criminal Justice SystemLesson Planet
K - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of negative stereotypes in the African-American society. In groups, they develop ways to decrease the chance of them living in poverty and being in trouble with the law. They develop ways to solve problems...
Lesson 5: Duties and Roles of the Supreme CourtLesson Planet
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson, 12th graders take notes on how the courts have changed over time and then become observers of the court's history as they create timelines that...
Lesson 3: Duties and Roles of the Supreme CourtLesson Planet
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government activity, 12th graders discuss the qualifications and responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices. Students then take notes on the structure of the court.
Opening Eyes, Changing Minds. Talking About Personal Transformation And the Development of World ViewsLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Pupils read one teen's story of personal growth through learning about racism and the criminal justice system to explore how individuals' world views are shaped and changed through experiences and education.
Lesson 7: Judicial Activism and Restraint - An Opinion PollLesson Planet
Twelfth graders determine how the Supreme Court has changed over time. In this Judicial Branch lesson, 12th graders watch a video segment about polling and the conduct their own polls of the public's view of judicial activism and...
The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 14Lesson Planet
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:...
Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18Lesson Planet
8 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do the courts only exist to punish people? Scholars investigate the many roles the criminal justice system plays in the United States government and politics. They research a short video clip to better understand and analyze the role the...