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Summer Teacher Institute: Teaching About the Judicial Branch
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Includes a 1-hour lunch break
Location: Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
Parking is provided by the Judicial Learning Center, Inc. at Stadium West parking garage
If teaching about the judicial branch of government is part of your curriculum, then this FREE workshop is for you. Join the United States Courts and the Judicial Learning Center for a full-day of learning at the federal courthouse. Nothing can better prepare you to teach about the Constitution and American Government than seeing and experiencing it in action. This workshop will include a live courtroom observation and several sessions with judges and other legal professionals. Participants will take home a wealth of ideas, resources, and lessons. Participants will also learn about how to plan a courthouse field trip and to apply for a bus transportation grant. This event is designed for high school and middle school social studies teachers.
This event is FREE, but a registration is required so that complimentary parking and materials can be provided. Register any time, but please no later than June 28.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: by Friday June 28
To make a reservation, visit:
Contact Rachel Marshall, Public Education and Community Outreach Administrator at
(314) 244-2410 or Rachel_Marshall@ca8.uscourts.gov
NEW Educational Website
The Judicial Learning Center is pleased to announce the new website at www.JudicialLearningCenter.org
The site features content-rich areas for students, teachers, and the public. The Student Center helps learners of all ages explore the judicial branch of government, and test their new knowledge with interactive Student Challenges. The Educator Center provides a variety of resources for teachers of civics, government, and history. There are simple, printer-ready resources and in-depth lesson plans available to correspond with each topic section.
Field Trip Opportunities
- To learn more about visiting the courthouses, click here.
- To learn more about participating in our special events and programs, click here.
Also, for visits to the Eagleton Courthouse, Grant funding is available through a local non-profit, to cover the cost of transportation. An application can be found here. There is no cost for the courthouse tour program.
1. Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the U.S.
A. Principles of constitutional democracy in the U.S.
B. Role of citizens and governments in carrying out constitutional principles
C. Understanding the main purpose of the U.S. documents
2. Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems
A. Principles and purposes of government
C. Processes of governmental systems
- The Judicial Learning Center - Online Learning and Educational Resources
- United States Courts – Classroom Ready Teacher Resources
- Annenberg Classroom – Resources for Excellent Civics Education
- Bill of Rights Institute – Educating Young People About the Constitution
- iCivics – Interactive Educational Games about Civics and Democracy
- The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Page
- Federal Judicial Center - Educational Resources