BGCA Lesson Eight: The Court System

Lesson Plan

Participants will be able to differentiate between federal and state court systems, as well as between the lower courts and appellate courts.

In Court Quest, players help guide people around the country to the correct court. They determine if a case falls under federal or state jurisdiction and then navigate the appellate system.


Participants will be able to:

Identify the differences between state, federal, lower, and appellate courts

Recognize the types of cases that a court will hear

Understand the path that a case takes through the court system