Wednesday, March 26, 2008
My oldest ds and I have been doing a Government Unit over the last several months. We have studied the Historical Documents that have shaped our nation, and right now we are going through the branches of government. We have studied the Legislative branch with Congress, Executive branch with Presidents, and now the Judicial branch with the Court System. This past week has been about the different trials(by ordeal, by oath, by combat, and by jury). It has been so fun going through and learning all the details!
The links I want to share with you for Weblink Wednesday are a couple that I found in preparing to do this week's lessons on the Justice System.
American Jury has lesson plans, web and print resources, and hands on activities on the American jury system.
Scholastic has a unit study(Civics, History, Language Arts) called Justice by the People, which is lesson plans, print resources, and hands on activities geared for grades 5-8 on the American Justice System.
For other "weblinks", head over to Valerie's blog--Homeschooling with Encouragement!!