This State Courts vs. Federal Courts: Understanding the Types of Cases lesson plan also includes:
Most young scholars are aware of the criminal courts system, but the United States Constitution allows for a much broader role. What other roles do courts play in settling other questions? A case study and WebQuest-style activities challenge class members by asking them to classify whether a case belongs in federal or state court and whether it is a criminal or civil dispute.
- Use case studies to have learners evaluate what constitutes a criminal case and a civil case
- Ask pupils to apply and reinforce knowledge using online interactive games
- First of three lessons in the Organization of the Federal Courts series
- While classified as a middle school activity, the ready level is more suited to high school-level reading
- Lesson plan offers a variety of activities, making it easy to adapt to classroom needs
- Interactive nature of the lesson keeps students interested