All rise for the honorable Tim and Moby! In this BrainPOP movie, they’ll introduce you to the highest court in the land — the U.S. Supreme Court. Discover how many justices sit on the court, how they get there, and for how long they can hold their jobs. You’ll also learn about judicial review and how the Supreme Court can affect federal law. You’ll even find out what the ultimate law of the United States is and why it can be open to interpretation. Finally, you learn what kind of cases can go to the Supreme Court and what kind of process cases have to undergo to get there. Here’s a hint: You can’t just write a letter!
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online social studies game, Branches of Power) to learn about checks and balances and the branches of government. See more »
In this checks and balances lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, student explore the functions of each branch of the U.S. government. Students use an online interactive game to review how the checks and balances process ensures an equal distribution of power among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use a free online game to sort sort the three branches of government : Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Students then extend their learning by creating their own version of the game. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the relationship between the three branches of government. Students will select an issue that's important to them and their virtual constituents and take it through the law-making process in interactive online game play. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights. Students then use interactive online game play to explore how rights guaranteed by Constitutional amendments can be interpreted differently by different people. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »