Q3W8, February 21-25

TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of InstructionDIA - Bill of Rights and Other Amendments/ The American Legal System
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.3.10 – Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, military) of law.
SS.7.C.3.11 – Diagram the levels, function, and powers of courts at the state and federal levels.
SS.7.C.3.12 – Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases including but not limited to Miranda v. Arizona and in re Gault.
SS.7.C.1.9 – Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will demonstrate mastery of the standards on DIA 5.
Students will use examples of historical law codes to identify how laws originated and developed in Western society.
Students will recognize constitutional, statutory, case, and common law as sources of law.
Students will recognize that the powers and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts are derived from their respective constitutions.

Classroom Activities



  • DIA Remediation – cPalms tutorial
  • President’s Day One-Pager or iCivics


  • The American Legal System presentation (at home, watch the video at the top of the page)
  • 4 Corner sketch notes of the different types of laws
Assignments Due

DIA 5 (diagnostic/remediated as a summative)
President’s Day One-Pager

Additional Resources