Additional Materials

High School Curriculum on the Judiciary

The American Judicature Society is pleased to announce the addition of a new lesson plan to its High School Curriculum on the Judiciary.  The new “Judicial Independence” lesson helps students understand the concept of “judicial independence,” why it is important for our courts, and how it can be threatened.  Materials include online resources for teachers, lecture notes, discussion questions, and suggested activities and assignments with accompanying handouts and overheads.

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Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and a Wisconsin-based company have created video games that promote knowledge about government. The games include one that involves the operation of a fictional law firm, and another that casts players as attorneys arguing landmark court cases. Others teach about the three branches of government, the legislative process and democracy.