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This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so
The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants is a fun activity to help students practice using logical evidence and reason (logos) in persuasive writing and speech. The Common Core State Standards for seventh, eighth, and ninth grades mention the word
This is my favorite lesson for teaching about Ancient Rome, and it's the favorite of many other teachers as well. You receive a four-six hour unit plan for studying ancient Roman law through engagement and interaction between the teacher and the
CSI Forensic Science - Be a detective and use science to figure out who stole the jewels from the town hall. Your students will love doing this activity, suitable for both middle school and upper elementary. Students have to use their detective
Grammar Court is an interactive activity that will add excitement and interest to any English class session. You'll select 5 students in your class as the "suspects" in a pretend crime - in this case, a stolen mandolin! The rest of the class
This is a mini unit for Police Appreciation week or Thank a Police Officer Day. Items included in this product are, a sentence strip hat, a badge and handcuffs to look like a police officer. An Anchor chart activity, with anchor chart pieces
Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen? This lesson is included as part of the American Reconstruction Unit Plan, located here: American Reconstruction Unit Plan! Buy the Bundle and save a
This Power-Point lesson will provide students with an introductory framework from which to understand the judiciary process. Students will delve into the fundamental aspects of a courtroom such as: the basic structure and lay-out of a courtroom, the
Marbury vs Madison: The establishment of the principle of Judicial Review! This Marbury vs Madison activity is part of the American History Super Unit Expansion Pack. Check out the 12-lesson Expansion Pack to the American History Super Unit!
The Serial Season 1 Podcast by Sarah Koenig is a fantastic way to teach the literary nonfiction genre, argumentative skills, and real world evidence-based examples.Even the most reluctant students will be engaged with the content of this podcast!
This toolbox gives you all the tools and handouts you need to run a great mock trial in your classroom! The tools are all classroom-tested and can be tailored to your needs. 12-19-13 I added 3 more great resources to this popular product based on
Want a reader's theater your students will love? How about a mock trial of Alexander T. Wolf. This is based on the book of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs". This is reader's theater is found in my sub plans of The True Story of the Three
Need a fun, fast way to make judicial proceedings come alive? Want students to be motivated to do cross curricular writing? Try this set of three scripts based on familiar childhood fairy tales that teach about the judicial system. The Three
The Forensic Science Questioned Document (Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeit) PowerPoint Presentation includes two versions of PowerPoint slides, in both .ppt and .pdf format and covers the following topics: • Document analysis •
Check out my blog post describing how I use this in my room!!! :) The Genre's Court Welcome to The Genre's Court! My students absolutely love going to court and defending their genres. We introduce and/or review genres about every 3 weeks with
Supreme Court & Schools - Great for teaching the Judicial Branch! Do Now, Six Scenarios, and followup questions. Sample Scenario: You realize that it has been over ten years since the war in Afghanistan began and you think it is about time
This download includes the following printable worksheets: Page 1 - Provides a look at what the three branches of government look like and who is in each branch. Page 2 - The student cuts and paste each word below the branch they preserve. Page
- Your purchase includes 6 pages, in both .doc and .pdf format of learning targets, review questions, and answer keys. - It also includes a PowerPoint slide (.ppt) and printable sign (.pdf) of the Learning Targets to display in your classroom. “The
This activity includes six primary documents worksheets on the Holocaust. The websites used are from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html The following topics are covered in the
Your purchase includes 45 PowerPoint slides, in both .pptx and .pdf format. The Other Evidence PowerPoint Presentation covers the following topics: • Tool Marks • Tool Mark Evidence • Tool Mark Database • Impression Evidence • Shoe Impressions •
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Webquest Students will gain knowledge about Jim Crow laws and discrimination in the late 1800s and early 1900s by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Webquest uses a great website
This is a fun warm up activity for a class about Prohibition or the 1920's in the U.S. It includes five entertaining questions that are designed to grab student attention.
With the Drug Chapter I use with my Forensics class, I include this handout where students research the manner in which various celebrities have died from drug overdoses.
These clip art images are perfect for the study of the Judicial Branch, civil and criminal law, and more! The Law and Crime set includes 13 color and 12 BW images including a fingerprint (BW), crime tape, handcuffs, gavel, law books, fingerprint
19.1 Crime in American Society Criminal and Juvenile Justice Types of Crime I: Crimes Against People Types of Crime II: Crimes Against Property Types of Crime III: White-Collar Crime Types of Crime IV: Victimless Crimes Types of Crime V: Crimes
This is a research activity in which students are directed to a website providing information on a number or current criminal cases. The cases are updated frequently, and students have much variety in the types of cases they can investigate. The
Who Killed Julianne Stevens? Your students will use clues and reasoning to venture their guess and then write a summary of their hypothesis. Some students will get it right and some will get it wrong, but every student will enjoy this mystery and
Gives scenarios relating to amendments 4-8 and asks if the persons rights were violated. Great for critical thinking and analysis. Relates to amendments 4-8, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Rights of the Accused
I use this mock Congress after The How A Bill Becomes A Law PowerPoint found in my TPT store and before The How A Bill Becomes A Law quiz found in my TPT store. This is a fun activity for students because students come up with their own idea for
I've chosen a variety of crimes that I hope you and your students will find fascinating and informative. With many of the cases, I've included questions and answers for you and your students to research. The file is a zip file, please open on your
This activity allows students to gain a more thorough understanding of the Bill of Rights. Students will be required to fill in the blanks for each amendment. The words selected for the students to fill in are all words which are extremely important
This Branches of Government Jeopardy game is a PowerPoint document that allows students to play just like the contestants on the popular game show. Great as an activity during a unit on the U.S. Government or as a review before the test. Topics
You have been called to the courtroom! In this week-long unit, students will have the chance to play the role of lawyer, witness, or jury member. This product includes: --Role descriptions of attorneys, witnesses, and jury members --Preparation
Criminal Process Worksheet -arrest, booking, indictment, arraignment, trial Terms and description of what happens in each step.
Courtroom Appearance and Trial Timeline Worksheet - criminal law Who sits where in court? How does a trial progress? Preparation for a mock trial
Have you ever wanted to create a mock trial in your classroom? Would you like to see your students rise to the highest of expectations? Do you want to have some of the most fun in your teaching life? Then purchase this Word document and customize it
This product includes a list of 18 quotes from various sources on the issue of gun control. Teacher instructions on how to conduct the activity are included. Perfect prereading activity for researching a debate on the Second Amendment and targets
Bill of Rights Quiz or Test Assessment - Scantron ready - Application and Vocabulary yes or no questions asking if rights were violated in given situations and matching vocabulary questions kids names can be used in situations
The entire guide, over 200 pages, is available with resource handouts and answer keys. Everything in one complete file.
This is a good way to work with historical sources while studying the ancient Romans. This document/activity has three pages. Page one is a brief collection of secondary source material written by modern authors on the Roman legal system.
Constitutional Amendments 11/27 Assessment Test Quiz - Students must fill in the blanks with information found in each amendment. Copy of Constitution would make it an open book assessment. Can also be used as a review or worksheet
Help your students to better understand the judicial branch with this fun, yet educational reader's theatre script. Important vocabulary words are presented throughout the script and students are given the opportunity to decide the verdict! Thank
This lesson will have students critically explore a contentious current event issue involving the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The lesson will invite students to examine the context and controversy that surrounds the two cases, although
This highly entertaining and engaging mock trial will reinforce any lesson on the events leading up to and surrounding the creation of the Magna Carta. Students will create a courtroom and decide how King John will be remembered in history. I have
This activity includes two internet based primary documents on John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. The websites used are from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html The
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about Reconstruction through the letter of a recently freed slave to his former master. The primary source document is written by Jourdan Anderson and he is writing a very
Iqbal Masih was celebrated around the world for his work to free child slaves in Pakistan until his life was cut at the age of 12. Written for an upper elementary-middle school audience, Francisco D'Adamo's novel is a beautiful story based on the
I've summarized the events surrounding Helter Skelter and the Manson Family murders. 12 pages that detail the motives behind the Tate - LaBianca murders. I've included resource questions with an answer key (students will need to research outside of
These task cards can be used whole group, small group, with partners, or even individually! They are user friendly, and your students will love them. I use them in my classroom as assessments as well as review material for standardized testing.
Thank goodness for cops cause there will always be robbers. Cops and Robbers includes 21 unique cartoon images of cops and robbers doing their thing. All images come in full color as well as black and white line art for a total of 42 images in