About This Unit

SUBJECT
Reading, American History, Civics and Government, Language Arts

GRADE
5-8

DURATION
4 Class Periods

Justice by the People

From: Justice by the People

OBJECTIVE

 

The following easy-to-use, turnkey lesson plans and student reproducibles are designed to help you teach students about the Sixth and Seventh Amendments to the United States Constitution and the critical importance of the right to trial by jury.


Why learn about trial by jury?

Teacher Resources:

LESSONS FOR THIS UNIT
Lesson 1: Making Decisions by Group: The Jury System
Lesson 2: A History of Conflict Resolution & the Jury System
Lesson 3: Participating in the Jury System
Lesson 4: Prepare for Trial
Lesson 5: We the People
Lesson 6: What Makes an Amendment?

REPRODUCIBLES
Deciding by Group: You Are the Jury (PDF)
Comparing Trial Systems from History (PDF)
Choose Your Method of Trial (PDF)
Considering the Constitution NEW! (PDF)
Amazing Amendments NEW! (PDF)

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