The Supreme Court is the highest court in our country, located in Washington, DC. There are 3 branches to our Government and the Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch. Supreme Court Justices are the ones who decide whether laws violate the Constitution and they are only in session from October to June or July each year.
Teach your children about the Supreme Court using the FREE resources found below.
You can create your own mini-unit using the FREE Supreme Court facts found here. There is also a FREE lesson plan that you can adapt for your homeschool to teach your students about the Supreme Court. If you want to learn how the Government is organized, you can find out here.
In this FREE Supreme Court lesson, you will learn:
- How the Supreme Court Works
- How a Case Gets to the Supreme Court
- What Happens Once a Case is Selected for Review?
- About the Supreme Court Justices
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More resources for learning about the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Activity – Introduce your students to the difficult role of the courts balancing individual rights and public safety when national security is threatened.
The Role of the Supreme Court – Why it was created, the power it holds in our government, and how justices make their often difficult decisions
Books about the U.S. Government and the Supreme Court
The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System
Our Government: The Three Branches (Social Studies Readers : Content and Literacy)
C is for Constitution – US Government Book for Kids | Children’s Government Books
Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 Activities (For Kids series)
Travels with MAX to the Supreme CourtThe Judicial Branch (My Guide to the Constitution) (Kid’s Guide to the Constitution)
Democracy at Work (21st Century Skills Library: Citizens and Their Governments)