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Civil and Criminal Law
Web Activity Lesson Plans
In this chapter students read about civil and criminal cases. Sometimes these cases reach a trial court where guilt or innocence may be determined. Depending on the jurisdiction, it will be either a state or a federal court. Each state has its own court system. In this activity students will take a closer look at the organization and role of the court system.
Lesson DescriptionInstructional Objectives
Students will visit a Web site of judicial branch resources for students maintained by the state of Iowa. They will read through the information on different court systems, answer questions, and create a mobile that shows the different levels of the state and federal courts.
Student Web Activity Answers
- The student will be able to describe the functions of a trial court.
- The student will be able to describe the function of an appellate court.
- The student will be able to create a mobile that shows the different levels of state and federal courts.
1-4. Student answers will vary depending on the specifics of your state’s judicial branch and court system.
5. Student mobiles will vary.