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(FLEX: Class 3) U.S. American Constitution & Govt: Judicial Branch - The Judiciary - Civics - Government

This is (Class 3 of a 5-Part) Social Studies, Civics, Law course covering 4 Topics within the general topic of American (U.S.) Government. (**THIS CLASS DOES NOT MEET LIVE - THIS IS A SELF-PACED FLEX CLASS**)
Professor Blackmore, J.D., LL.M.
91 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
10-15
year olds
1-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri, Oct 7

Oct 7 – Nov 11 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Sat, Oct 8

Oct 8 – Nov 12 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Sun, Oct 9

Oct 9 – Nov 13 (5 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Understanding the constitutional powers of Congress enables citizens to participate more easily in the political process. This class provides such understanding to students through its examination of the following:

 The origins of the U.S. judiciary
 The basis of U.S. law, including common law and code law
 The sources of U.S. law, including constitutions, statutes, judicial decisions, executive orders, and administrative law
 U.S. Dual Court System: The structure of the federal and state court systems
 Court Cases Process
 Types of cases: Civil & Criminal
 Types of Courts: County, Municipal, Probate, Family, Juvenile, District, Circuit, Appellate, Supreme
 The selection process of federal judges
 The processes of decision-making by the U.S. Supreme Court
 The notion of judges as policy makers
 Checks and balances that apply to the courts
I have been teaching college/university and law school students since 2005 in the areas of law, political science/government, and criminal justice. I have the ability to present these topics in an age appropriate manner to students from age 11 to 18. In addition, I have 15 years of law practice and subject matter expertise in the material presented. I have first-hand knowledge and expertise in the subject matter and in the area of critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The material is designed to develop analysis skills that will advance students' critical thinking and effective problem-solving abilities.
Students may complete activities as suggested above in the course description identified in the session activities.
-- NEARPOD: This course is delivered by Nearpod using the following resources that are all accissible on the Nearpod platform: -- Videos delivered within Nearpod are all premade and vetted and are age and topic specific. -- KAHOOT: Quiz Questions may be delivered using Kahoot within Nearpod. -- JAMBOARD: Activities to promote class interactivity.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students may complete activities as suggested above in the course description identified in the session activities.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
For the purpose of assessing student progress, engagement and interaction with students, the following third-party tool will be used throughout the class: 

-- NEARPOD: This course is delivered by Nearpod using the following resources that are all accissible on the Nearpod platform:
     -- Videos delivered within Nearpod are all premade and vetted and are age and topic specific.
     -- KAHOOT: Quiz Questions may be delivered using Kahoot within Nearpod.
     -- JAMBOARD: Activities to promote class interactivity.

Parents can be assured that this lesson is made for children and is specific and to the point of:

- the subject matter of the U.S. - American Government and
- furthering the educational, analysis and problem-solving skills of children up and through the age of 18.
Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

Teacher

Professor Blackmore, J.D., LL.M.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Attorney and law professor specializing in developing analysis, synthesis, problem-solving, reading comprehension & time management skills using fun & engaging law, civics, social studies & criminal justice subject matter material
91 total reviews
115 completed classes

About Me

Professor Blackmore has been practicing law for over 15 years and teaching law school for over 10 years. Professor Blackmore enjoys working with students and faculty in law, criminal justice and political science. Professor Blackmore also provides... 
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