Foundations Unit Lesson Plans

The Kids’ Court Foundations Unit lesson plans are the basis for introducing and explaining the legal system to elementary school students.  These lessons introduce and explain the legal system by focusing on the foundations of the United States government.  These lessons are intended for a fifth or sixth grade audience, and they are each tied to different aspects of the Utah Core Curriculum Requirements in Social Studies and/or Language Arts.

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Lesson Plan 1- Rules

Lesson Plan 2- The Constitution

Lesson Plan 3- Branches of Government

Lesson Plan 4- The Judiciary

Lesson Plan 5- In the Courtroom