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Cartoon by Afreen / Hawthorn Middle School North

Civics Education for Teachers and Other Educators

Resources and materials to assist teachers in creating lessons about the judicial branch and its role in our democracy.

Cartoon by Afreen / Hawthorn Middle School North

What's New

Students can be the judge for real First Amendment court cases on the Five Freedoms Project website.

Lesson plans and classroom resources

Find lesson plans, primary sources, videos, games and other resources. The lesson plans were developed and tested by teachers to support California Content Standards.

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Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

Learn about exciting and worthwhile workshops, institutes, on-line courses, and conferences for your professional development in the area of civic education.

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Promising Practices

Practical tips and research-based recommendations for engaging students in civic education.

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Court Locations

Jury Info, Court Info, Court Websites

A new searchable collection of K-12 civics lessons developed by teachers who attended California On My Honor Institutes.

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Contact Info

Deborah Genzer
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California
94102-3688

415-865-8755
415-865-4330 Fax
TDD line
415-865-4272

E-mail: deborah.genzer@jud.ca.gov

Video



Local High School Students Visit Sacramento Court
See a class’s experience when visiting the local court.
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