This Federal Court Structure video also includes:
- Vocabulary Drag and Drop Activity
- Structure of the Federal Court System
- Federal Court System Graphic Organizer
- Federal Court System Graphic Organizer Answer Key
- Katz v. United States Assignment
- Katz v. United States Assignment Answer Key
- Who Was Charles Katz
- The Beginning of Katz v U.S.
- Laws Broken in Katz v U.S.
- Tracing Katz v U.S. Through the Court System
- Katz v U.S. Timeline
- Reasons for Circuit Court Decision, Katz v U.S.
- Reason Supreme Court will Agree to Hear a Case
- Decision in Katz v. U.S.
- Reaction to Decision in Katz v U.S.
- Future of Privacy Rights
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Many middle schoolers might have heard of the Supreme Court but few are aware of the structure of the Federal Court System. 11 video clips introduce the three levels of the Federal Court and the Katz v. U.S. case is used to demonstrate how the levels work. The final clips look at the challenges to privacy represented by Facebook and Google user agreements.
- For remote learning, post the Katz v. United States assignment in Google Classroom, Schoology, or other platforms
- To provide additional scaffolding, create and post an infographic that illustrates the structure of the Federal Court System
- The drag and drop activity requires access to Google slides
- Some learners may need additional scaffolding to follow the conversations in the clips
- The resource includes a drag and drop vocabulary activity, a graphic organizer with a key, and and a link to a bell ringer activity