Other Supreme Court Responsibilities

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Learn about the checks and balances that keep our federal government in balance

Student Application

Discover the importance of the Supreme Court and learn about the different courts in our federal government.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand how a judge becomes a Supreme Court Justice.
  2. Students will know that the Supreme Court is the highest court in the country.
  3. Students will understand how the justices get cases and how they make decisions.
  4. Students will understand the hierarchy of the federal cour...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Mock Trial. Have pairs of students research a case that is in the process of going through our judicial branch. Your Supreme Courts will go through the cases given to them and decide which ones they want to hear. The pair of students that turned in the case will present it to the Supreme Court that your students have created (You may have rotating ...

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