Supreme Court

All rise for the honorable Tim and Moby! In this BrainPOP movie, they’ll introduce you to the highest court in the land — the U.S. Supreme Court. Discover how many justices sit on the court, how they get there, and for how long they can hold their jobs. You’ll also learn about judicial review and how the Supreme Court can affect federal law. You’ll even find out what the ultimate law of the United States is and why it can be open to interpretation. Finally, you learn what kind of cases can go to the Supreme Court and what kind of process cases have to undergo to get there. Here’s a hint: You can’t just write a letter!
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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the different types of courts in the American justice system and explore their purposes. Students will attempt to try a virtual case using a simulated court system game and research a case that interests them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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  1. Karina Linch said:

    Did you know Sandra Day O’Connor has her own video game company??? She is one seriously cool Justice. Check out her iCivics games on GameUp.
    http://www.brainpop.com/search/search.weml?keyword=icivics