Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned to the Government curriculum.
Last Updated: May 5, 2011
- US Courts
These materials are ready for immediate classroom and courtroom experiences. They are designed to be the focus of a high school class visit to a local federal courthouse, however, they also can be used effectively in classrooms.
iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
- Search and Seizure
One of the most engaging topics for students is their legal rights within a school setting. The Supreme Court case New Jersey v. T.L.O. is a perfect vehicle for a discussion of student rights, search and seizure issues and the "delicate balance" between individual freedoms and society's needs.