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Courts and the Judicial Branch
Presentations include an examination of the role of juries and an exploration of the different levels and functions of state and federal courts.


BENCHMARK ACTIVITIES: 

The Role of Juries

This activity explores the role and significance of juries in the American legal system. It is includes a PowerPoint to guide the presentation, three handouts and a backgrounder for the presenter. Please review Tips for Making a Good Presentation.

Role of Juries Overview

Role of Juries PowerPoint

Handout: Jury Profile

Handout: Landmark Cases

Handout: Building a Jury

Role of Juries Background for Presenter

Tips for making a good Benchmarks presentation


Sorting Out the Courts

This activity examines the different levels, functions and powers of state and federal courts. Three handouts are included and a PowerPoint. Estimated time to present: 30 minutes. Below are the links to an overview of the activity, which will guide your presentation, and all accompanying materials including a tips sheet on making a Benchmarks presentation.

Sorting Out the Courts Overview

Sorting Out the Courts PowerPoint

Handout 1 – Puzzled: Federal and State Courts

Handout 2 – Steps of a Trial

Handout 3 – Case Files

Handout 4 – Courts Diagram

Presenter Information – Key Steps

Presenter Information – Diagram

Tips for making a good Benchmarks presentation

 

 

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