Middle School Resources

California On My Honor

Middle School

Use the links below to find lesson plans, content standards, and much more!


Lesson Plans

We invite you to use these lessons, developed by California K-12 teachers. The teachers participated in a five day professional development institute focused on civic education and the courts.  Co -sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Cal State San Marcos, participants created and field tested engaging civics lessons that meet California History-Social Science Content Standards and Common Core State Standards.

Middle School (6-8)

Links to Content Standards

Key California Civic Related Content Standards at each grade level

California Civic Education Scope and Sequence

Comprehensive civic related content standards, including national content standards, at each grade level with sample classroom applications and sample resources

Literature and Other Resources

Literature Recommendations


Mock Trials
 

Free scripted mock trials for elementary students, created by Judge Joan Weber, Superior Court of San Diego County and staff at the Superior Court of Contra Costa County.


Images

  • A Day in the Courts – Free photos of a courts
  • Picturing America – Free high quality images of important works of art connected to themes such as democracy and equality.
  • Cartoons – Free images of student cartoons, from elementary school through high school, depicting the First Amendment freedoms

Online Games and Resources
References for Teachers

These resources may be useful if a child in your classroom is involved in the court, and you need additional background or information to support the child or their family:


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