U.S. Courts FREE Summer Professional Development:
- Tuesday, July 9, 2019. St. Louis, MO. 1-day institute for teachers of Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics.
- Thursday & Friday, July 18-19, 2019. St. Louis, MO. 2-day institute for social studies teachers focusing on First Amendment freedoms, through the lens of the judicial branch.
- Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Cape Girardeau, MO. 1-day institute for social studies teachers focusing on First Amendment freedoms, through the lens of the judicial branch.
- Friday, August 9, 2019. St. Louis, MO. 1-day institute for homeschool educators and high-school aged students, focusing on teaching about the judicial branch.
Additional details, printable flyers, and registration links can be found HERE on the website of the Judicial Learning Center. Registration is now open.
Judicial Speakers Bureau
The judges of the U.S. District Court are available to speak off-site by request CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Online Resource for Students and Teachers
Please visit www.JudicialLearningCenter.org for learning resources and activities on the judicial branch.
The site features content-rich areas for students, teachers, and the public. The Student Center helps learners of all ages explore the judicial branch of government, and test their new knowledge with interactive Student Challenges. The Educator Center provides a variety of resources for teachers of civics, government, and history. There are simple, printer-ready resources and in-depth lesson plans available to correspond with each topic section.
Field Trip Opportunities
- To learn more about visiting the courthouses, click here.
- To learn more about participating in our special events and programs, click here.
Also, for visits to the Eagleton Courthouse, grant funding is available through a local non-profit, to cover the cost of transportation. An application can be found here. There is no cost for the courthouse tour program.
1. Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the U.S.
A. Principles of constitutional democracy in the U.S.
B. Role of citizens and governments in carrying out constitutional principles
C. Understanding the main purpose of the U.S. documents
2. Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems
A. Principles and purposes of government
C. Processes of governmental systems
- The Judicial Learning Center - Online Learning and Educational Resources
- United States Courts – Classroom Ready Teacher Resources
- Annenberg Classroom – Resources for Excellent Civics Education
- Bill of Rights Institute – Educating Young People About the Constitution
- iCivics – Interactive Educational Games about Civics and Democracy
- The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Page
- Federal Judicial Center - Educational Resources
- The Federal Judge Association - Civics Education Resources
- Discover Missouri Courts - Missouri Judiciary Civic Education Page