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.