Lessons

    • They're My Rights
      Objectives:
      1. Students will identify key elements of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (the Bill of Rights).
      2. Students will articulate key elements of the rights of the accused.
      3. Students will evaluate pivotal Supreme Court cases focusing on the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments.
      4. Students will understand the history of the Bill of Rights.

    • Careers in Court - What do you want to be when you grow up?
      Objectives:
      1. To investigate career opportunities related to court and in the criminal justice system.
      2. To make connections between the student’spersonality, attributes, and the world of work.

    • Guilty or Not Guilty? Understanding Peer Court
      Objectives:
      1. Students will understand the role and purpose of Peer Court.
      2. Students will recognize similarities and differences between Peer and ?real? court.
      3. Students will understand how participation in Peer Court helpsprepare them for the role they will eventually play as jurorswhen they are adults.

      Worksheets and Information
      They're My Rights Information Sheet
      Bill of Rights Information Organizer
      Rights of the Accused Video Response Form
      Important Cases Related to the Bill of Rights
      Rights of the Accused Definitions