We invite you to use these lessons, developed by California K-12 teachers. The teachers participated in a five day professional development institute focused on civic education and the courts. Co -sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Cal State San Marcos, participants created and field tested engaging civics lessons that meet California History-Social Science Content Standards and Common Core State Standards.
Middle School (6-8)
Key California Civic Related Content Standards at each grade level
California Civic Education Scope and Sequence
Comprehensive civic related content standards, including national content standards, at each grade level with sample classroom applications and sample resources
Free scripted mock trials for elementary students, created by Judge Joan Weber, Superior Court of San Diego County and staff at the Superior Court of Contra Costa County.
These resources may be useful if a child in your classroom is involved in the court, and you need additional background or information to support the child or their family: