LAW ACADEMY

HELLEN’S LAW BOOKMARKS

ETHICS BOOKMARKS 

NY JUSTICE CENTER

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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION – CIVICS AND LAW ACADEMY RESOURCES

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WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT RESOURCES

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

THURGOOD MARSHALL LAW ACADEMY  AT FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL

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The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States

FEDERAL RESOURCES

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DO WE BEGIN TEACHING ETHICS TOO LATE?

ETHICS IN EDUCATION

ETHICS RESOURCES

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NEW YORK TIMES LEARNING NETWORK –

Justice for All? Teaching About Crime and Punishment in America

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READ WRITE THINK-That’s Not Fair! Examining Civil Liberties With the U.S. Supreme Court

How the Supreme Court Affects the Lives of Teens

US SUPREME COURT RESOURCES

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 INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

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LESSON PLAN

How do United States Supreme Court decisions reflect the function of the American judicial system and provide examples of judicial review?

Become an Expert Teacher of the U.S. Supreme Court

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 The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with The New York Times has a lesson plan on the qualities needed by a Supreme Court Justice, focusing on Elena Kagan. Find it here.
The Learning Network also features a news article about the confirmation of Elena Kagan and includes questions for students to answer. Find it
here.

 

Click here for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s nomination of Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Includes a webcast of the proceeding.

Scholastic News has an article on Associate Justice Elena Kagan with photos, titled “Meet the Newest Supreme Court Justice,” here.


BACKSTORYRADIO.ORG  
provides a podcast and transcript of a broadcast called “Scales of Justice: A History of Supreme Court Nominations.”

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THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
The official Web site of the Federal Judiciary includes information regarding the judges, court locations, and administrative procedures of Circuit Courts, District Courts, and the Supreme Court. 


JUSTICE LEARNING
This student-targeted Web site is a collaboration of NPR’s “Justice Talking” program and the New York Times Learning Network. The site contains a guide to the U.S. Constitution, numerous lesson plans, audio archives of past “Justice Talking” programs, and interactive timelines for each of the 27 Constitutional amendments.


LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASES
This web site is a collaboration between the Supreme Court Historical Society and Street Law, has extensive resources for teachers regarding 17 landmark Supreme Court cases.

 


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES — CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
The Web site of the National Archives has high-resolution images of key US documents, as well as all subsequent amendments, available for download. The site also features historical information about the Constitution’s ratification and a Q & A page with facts about the Constitution.

 


OYEZ
This comprehensive site contains multiple resources for each of hundreds of cases organized by topic — including case abstracts, audio of the oral arguments, and links to the full opinions. The site also contains a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.


THE SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The SCHS is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court. The Web site includes photos and biographies of all justices to have served on the Court, Court trivia, and historical documentary features on Court decisions.


SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

This is the official government site of the Supreme Court. The web site features the Court’s current docket, opinions and transcripts of oral arguments from the last several terms, and more.

  • Crime and Justice Activity Ideas

    This site lists a few education activity ideas as well as objectives in criminal justice fields such as analyzing crime statistics, juvenile justice and overcrowding in U.S. prisons.

  • The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plea Bargaining

    This lesson plan is aimed to get students to understand the plea bargaining system in the U.S. with objectives including determining the pros and cons of accepting plea bargains and considering what they may decide in a similar situation.

  • Forensic Science

    This site focuses on learning more about forensic science with lessons and activities that enable students to get hands on and learn the procedures required to conduct blood and hair analysis as well as DNA fingerprinting.

  • Juvenile Justice Introduction

    This lesson involves teaching students what constitutes a juvenile offender, having students explore the various ways of treating young offenders, and getting them to understand the ways of the juvenile justice system.

  • The Trial Process

    This lesson plan focuses on teaching students about the trial process with objectives such as the purpose of trial procedure, the roles and terms used within trial procedures, the steps involved with a trial and more.

  • High School Criminal Justice Activities

    This entry focuses on activities that can be useful in educating high school students on criminal justice foundations such as mock trials and other projects aimed at learning more in the criminal justice field.

  • A More Perfect Union

    This lesson plan is aimed at introducing students to the U.S. Constitution with information, a question and answer period, as well as participation in a class discussion.

  • Crime, Criminal Law, and Crime Prevention

    The purpose of this lesson plan is to provide students with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to crimes in our society as well as the importance of crime prevention.

  • The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States

    This lesson is designed to help students understand how the Supreme Court works, review facts of Supreme Court cases, understand judiciary powers, and more.

  • How the Supreme Court Affects the Lives of Teens

    In this lesson plan, students will explore the importance of the Supreme Court and Supreme Court cases and decisions to understand the structure and function of the Court as well as discuss recent Supreme Court rulings.

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