Q3W9, February 28 – March 4

TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #9
Unit of InstructionThe 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, functions, and powers of courts at the state and federal levels.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Use examples of historical law codes to identify how laws originated and developed in Western society.
Recognize constitutional, statutory, case and common law as sources of law.
Recognize juvenile law.
Compare the different types of laws.

Classroom Activities

View the film, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Students will fill-in guided notes while viewing

Finish film

Judicial Branch Webquest

For questions 1-5, Use the following Website:

For questions 6-8, Use the following website: http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/institution.aspx

For questions 9-11, Use the following website: https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/about.aspx (use the ‘about the court’ tab)

For questions 13-14, Use the following website https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/slipopinion/19

For questions 16-18 , Use the following website: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-announces-court-packing-plan

Assignments Due

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington reflection (formative
Sketch Notes (formative)

Additional Resources