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U.S. Government | Article III | Judicial Branch: Federal v. State Courts | Student Activities

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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12



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In this 10 page activity (GOOGLE and Traditional version provided), students will be learning about Article III of the US Constitution: The American Judicial system and how it is actually made up of two separate court systems: the federal court system and state court system. They will also learn the differences in jurisdiction between federal courts and state courts and how cases are either criminal or civil.

Students will:

1) Watch a short introductory video on the Judicial system (Federal V. State Courts) (free public access) and complete a corresponding worksheet as a warm-up activity.

2) Complete notes using a creative graphic organizer on the differences between Federal and State Courts and their areas of jurisdiction.

3) Work in small groups or pairs to complete a card sort, matching activity in which their must identify the jurisdiction of each sample court case.

All materials are provided!

**Includes a GOOGLE and Traditional version for your use!

About: Learning is a Passion Store - I have taught 6th-12th grade during my 20 year teaching career. I prefer to use lessons in my teaching practice that allow my students to become facilitators and active participants in their own learning rather than merely an audience of "my show". I love to create hands- on, interactive activities that really engage my students in the learning process.

What's Included

1 PDF and 1 PowerPoint with 10 pages ready for print or display

1 Google version

Resource Tags

government federal state Judicial Branch laws article III U.S. Constitution

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