Outreach and educational resources
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Note: the following are external links.
Wisconsin State Law Library
The Wisconsin State Law Library offers numerous resources and reference materials, including Introduction to Law, an online educational video presentation with helpful links and explanations on the development of law in Wisconsin.
The State Bar of Wisconsin
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers law-related education resources for parents, teachers, and teens, including a variety of publications that are free to teachers. The State Bar cosponsors Court with Class and the Judicial Teaching Institute, among a variety of other programs.
WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, Inc.
WisconsinEye's web archive includes recordings of nearly all of the oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court, starting with the 2007-08 term. Most public hearings and open administrative conferences also are streamed live on WisconsinEye.
Annenberg Classroom - Understanding the Courts
The Annenberg Classroom provides videos, interactive presentations and lesson plans to help explain the role of the courts in relation to other branches of government.
Center for Civics Education
The Center for Civics Education offers free, downloadable lessons for grades K-12 relating to Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and other topics.
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago offers lessons designed for high school students in Law, Government, American History, and Current Events classes. Lesson topics, including Constitution Day, are also searchable by key word.
The National Archives provides teacher resources, including a Constitution Day Workshop with materials, resources and instructions for teachers, as well as activities for observing Constitution Day each year on September 17.
United States Courts - Educational Resources
The federal court system provides a variety of teaching tools to help students understand the role of the judiciary, the constitution, and juries. The site's "Classrooms to Courtrooms" section features court simulations, based on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and issues important to teens.
Wisconsin Media Lab
Wisconsin Media Lab, a division of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board curates cost-free PreK-12 multimedia educational content in searchable curricular areas, including social studies. The "U.S. Government - How it Works" section of the Wisconsin Media Lab website features educational media presentations on each branch of government, including the judicial branch. The on-demand video "The Judicial Branch" and accompanying teacher’s guide takes viewers through the history of the judiciary and illustrates how it works in theory and practice.
Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court
In 2002, Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society joined together to create the website Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court. The website provides a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) and Marbury v. Madison (1803).