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The Role of the Federal Courts will introduce the concepts needed to understand why we need a judicial branch of government, and how it developed into what it is today.
To understand the role of the federal courts in interpreting the U.S. Constitution, it’s important to understand what a law is, and where our laws come from. This page will help you and your students explore more about law and the rule of law. This page also provides provides historical background on the creation of the Constitution, the three branches of government, and the Bill of Rights.
The student material for The Role of the Federal Courts can be found in our Online Student Center.
Use this section to teach students about Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution in an engaging way. Students will explore the text of the Constitution to compare and contrast the 3 branches of government.
“Separation of Powers/Qualifications of Office” Grades 6-12
“Article III WebQuest” Grades 6-12
“Do You Know Your Bill of Rights?” Grades 4-12
“The Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties” Grades 6-12