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Rule of Law & John Marshall

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Justice in the Classroom

Bringing the history and importance of the rule of law in America to the students of today is a difficult task. We must not fail to accomplish this task if our country is to successfully face the challenges of today and tomorrow. The John Marshall Foundation created its award-winning Justice in the Classroom program to enhance the teaching of history, government and civics for our children with the conviction that we must rely on the rule of law for our country to flourish.

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About John Marshall

We are fortunate in having John Marshall as the perfect guide for our judicial journey. Marshall established the Constitution as the supreme law of the land during his 34 years as Chief Justice of the United States. This towering figure will play the central role as we explain how our laws are made and how they work to protect our nation and her citizens as we strive for equal justice under the law for all citizens.




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Videos & Lesson Plans

Everything a teacher needs to teach key people, events, and cases from the birth of the nation through the development of the Constitution and the establishment of the federal judiciary. In this site, you will find multi-media and lessons that include: graphic organizers, activities, primary source documents, web-based media, and pre- and post-assessments, all based upon national standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. Lessons are easily organized into chapters, grade levels and subject areas.

The John Marshall Foundation is pleased to have collaborated with The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law to present a series of professional development teacher workshops for the program Justice in the Classroom | Rule of Law and John Marshall.

This project is financially assisted by a grant from the Virginia Law Foundation. The Virginia Law Foundation promotes through philanthropy the rule of law, access to justice and law-related education.