High School

Lesson Plans & Videos

Enhancing Teaching through Lesson Plans and Videos

Justice in the Classroom is a series of educational programs designed to enhance the teaching of civics, history, and government for our nation's children and people everywhere. Currently there are three programs available with Virginia Standards of Learning [SOL] lesson plans attached.

Programs include:

  • Justice in the Classroom - Rule of Law and John Marshall
  • Justice in the Classroom - The Rule of Law
  • Justice in the Classroom - Judicial Systems - Federal and Virginia

What Our Lessons Teach

The videos and lesson plans teach how our fledgling democracy in the United States was floundering and nearly failed before John Marshall took on the daunting task of defining what the Constitution, and the judiciary, meant. Justice in the Classroom tells the intriguing story of the acceptance of the rule of law to assure the success of the Constitution and our liberties.

How it Works

Justice in the Classroom is an online slide show presentation tool designed to operate like a PowerPoint. Within each presentation are still slides as well as video segments. Instructions on how to use the presentation are located on the first slide after you press PLAY. Print documents (PDF) of the corresponding Standards and Lesson Plans are attached to each chapter.

The Rule of Law & John Marshall

America Exploration to Revolution

Chapter One
America Exploration to Revolution

View: Chapter 1
lessons include:

U.S. HISTORY SPANISH

Fight For Our New Constitution

Chapter Two
Fight For Our New Constitution

View: Chapter 2
lessons include:

U.S. HISTORY U.S. GOV'T SPANISH

Fight For Our New Constitution

Chapter Three
A Fledgling United States
Of America

View: Chapter 3
lessons include:

U.S. HISTORY

Fight For Our New Constitution

Chapter Four
Chief Justice Marshall's Court and Cases

View: Chapter 4
lessons include:

U.S. HISTORY PBA U.S. GOV'T AP U.S. HISTORY AP U.S. GOV'T SPANISH

Fight For Our New Constitution

Chapter Five
Marshall on the Constitution and Country

View: Chapter 5
lessons include:

U.S. HISTORY U.S. GOV'T

The Rule of Law

Fight For Our New Constitution

Principles of ​The​ Rule of Law

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lessons include:

U.S. GOV'T SPANISH

Fight For Our New Constitution

Foundations of American Government

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lessons include:

U.S. GOV'T SPANISH

Fight For Our New Constitution

Border Crisis or
Constitutional Crisis

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lessons include:

AP U.S. GOV'T

Fight For Our New Constitution

Impeachment

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lessons include:

U.S. GOV'T

Judicial Systems

Fight For Our New Constitution

Federal & Virginia Courts

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lessons include:

U.S. GOV'T AP U.S. GOV'T SPANISH

Fight For Our New Constitution

Judicial Activism & Restraint

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lessons include:

U.S. GOV'T

Fight For Our New Constitution

Judicial Review &
Independent Judiciary

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lessons include:

AP U.S. GOV'T

Wonderful materials and resources! Great lesson plans and links to more resources.