Attorney Classroom Resources


LESSONS

Symbols Lesson – A look at some of symbols representing attorneys.

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Why We Need Rules – The attorneys will guide students to think about how rules are needed in various aspects of life (cars, sports, classroom, home).

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Settling Disputes – The attorney will help students recognize detrimental ways of settling arguments, then explain how attorneys help people settle disputes in a peaceful way called mediation.

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Fairy Tale Justice – The attorney will discuss common crimes and tie them to various fairy tales such as Goldilocks committing theft.

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Press Conference - The attorney will have students pretend to be reporters at a press conference to ask questions to find out more about the role of an attorney. Questions are provided.

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Press Conference - The attorney will have students pretend to be reporters at a press conference to ask questions to find out more about the role of an attorney. Questions are provided.

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This is a Voir Dire simulation in a civil case. Students participate in the simulation by forming attorney teams comprised of 2-4 students. When deciding “to strike or not to strike,” there are 12 potential jurors from which to choose a 6-person jury.

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This is a Voir Dire simulation in a civil case. Students participate in the simulation by forming attorney teams comprised of 2-4 students. When deciding “to strike or not to strike,” there are 12 potential jurors from which to choose a 6-person jury.

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Powerpoint

If you are asked to speak to classrooms during Celebrate Freedom Week there are lessons on the Law-Related Education website. The lessons are located on the Lesson Plans page of the website. If you choose the grade level that you will be addressing you will see a red accordion tab on the left that says Celebrate Freedom.

Some of the games that we have on the LRE website would also be appropriate for this week. Check out the Games Page and these resources; Constitution Board Game, American Symbols, Preamble Scramble, and the Declaration Clarification Game. 

Games

The I Was the First website has a specific section geared toward Celebrate Freedom Week.

Website

An option when visiting an elementary classroom is to read a book. Here is a list of children's books about attorneys.

Book List

2020 Law Day Theme Resource

Elizabeth Leads the Way – The Path to Women's Suffrage

The Path to Women's Suffrage

This lesson has students examining primary sources to understand different aspects of the suffrage movement.

Women's Rights Casebook Significant cases related to the rights of women are contained in this Supreme Court Casebook.

Free, Citizens, Vote Lesson   

Free, Citizens, Vote Power Point This lesson helps students explore the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments from different perspectives.

Expansion of Voting 

This lesson has students matching key terms, that explain the expansion of voting, with their definition.  The completed puzzle forms a quilt pattern.

Say Something Lesson 

Say Something Power Point

This lesson utilizes children's literature to help students understand the importance of civic engagement and identify characteristics of good citizenship.

RESOURCES