Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Coordinator for
Court History and
Public Education Programs


Pho: 317.233.8682
elizabeth.osborn@courts.IN.gov

Sarah Kidwell
Outreach Coordinator

Pho: 317.234.3055
sarah.kidwell@courts.IN.gov

 

Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History

More Awards

Courts in the Classroom > Classroom Materials > Lesson Plans Lesson Plans

The following teaching components may contain any or all of three features: (1) a video webcast of an event; (2) one or more lesson plans that meet Indiana's social studies education standards; and (3) supporting materials, such as images, scripted trials, other documents, and online resources.


General Lessons

Lincoln on Citizenship

Grades 3-12. Lessons that use a variety of primary sources to explore topics related to citizenship and Abraham Lincoln.

The Structure of Indiana Courts

Grades 4-12. An introduction to how Indiana courts work, their structure and processes.

Think B4 You Drive

Grades 9-16. A project that focuses on the ramifications of driving under the influence of alcohol and gaining a better understanding of the legal process.


Featured Cases

Rene v. Reed

Grades 7-12. A case appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court; component includes oral argument webcast, official court documents, and lesson plans focusing on the subject of due process.

Ritter v. Stanton

Grades 7-12. A case appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court; component includes oral argument webcast, official court documents, and lesson plans focusing on the subject of jury trials.

Shah v. Harris

Grades 7-12. A case appealed to the Indiana Court of Appeals; component includes oral argument webcast, official court documents, and lesson plans focusing on the subjects of construction of legal arguments, statutes of limitations, and medical malpractice.