Our Judicial Branch lesson plan introduces students to the Judicial Branch, including its purpose and its functions in our society. Many people, including students, are unfamiliar with the workings of the judicial branch of the government. During this lesson, students are asked to act as a ‚Äúmini‚Äù Supreme Court of judges, who must review at least 3 court cases and decide to: keep the law as it is, make changes to the law, or eliminate the law altogether. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define the judicial branch of the U.S. government and identify its role and responsibilities for the country and its citizens.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10