Judicial Branch in a Flash!
Need to teach the judicial branch in a hurry? In this lesson, students learn the basics of our judicial system, including the functions of the trial court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. Students learn how a case moves up through these levels and discover that these courts exist on both the state and federal levels.
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Students will be able to…
- Identify the basic levels and functions of the judicial branch.
- Compare the three levels of the United States court system.
- Demonstrate the progress of a case as it moves through the system.
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