Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Court History and
Public Education Programs
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
The following teaching components may contain any or all of three features: (1) a video webcast of an event; (2) one or more lesson plans that meet Indiana's social studies education standards; and (3) supporting materials, such as images, scripted trials, other documents, and online resources. Categories include: Featured Cases and General Lessons.
|General Lesson||Lincoln on Citizenship
Lessons that use a variety of primary sources to explore topics related to citizenship and Abraham Lincoln.
|General Lesson||Think B4 You Drive
A project that focuses on the ramifications of driving under the influence of alcohol and gaining a better understanding of the legal process.
|Featured Case||Rene v. Reed
A case appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court; component includes oral argument webcast, official court documents, and lesson plans focusing on the subject of due process.
|Featured Case||Ritter v. Stanton
A case appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court; component includes oral argument webcast, official court documents, and lesson plans focusing on the subject of jury trials.
|Featured Case||Shah v. Harris
A case appealed to the Indiana Court of Appeals; component includes oral argument webcast, official court documents, and lesson plans focusing on the subjects of construction of legal arguments, statutes of limitations, and medical malpractice.
|General Lesson||The Structure of Indiana Courts
An introduction to how Indiana courts work, their structure and processes.