Social Studies

On-going Civics / Cops Camp - Constitutional Adventure - Social Studies / Civics / Cops / Police (Spring Break / Summer Camp)

This is a Civics, Social Studies, American Government, U.S. Constitution course that meets 1 time per week to provide students needed skills in these educational areas. **Class will proceed even with only 1 student.** (J.D., LL.M., Veteran)
89 total reviews for this teacher
New class

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Thu May 26

Meets Once per week
8pm - 8:50pm

Next on Fri May 27

Meets Once per week
6pm - 6:50pm

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Class Experience

I have been teaching college/university and law school students since 2005 in the areas of law, political science/government, and criminal justice. In addition, I have 15 years of law practice. I have first-hand knowledge and expertise in the subject matter and in the area of critical reading, analysis and synthesis. I teach students how develop analysis skills that will advance their critical thinking and effective problem-solving abilities.
All work will take place during class but students are encouraged to review course materials prior to class so that students may be prepared for the following in-class activities:

- Class polling on
     - quizzes during class using
     - video examples provided during class
     - slide show presentations presented during class
This is a summary of the full listing of class requirements. Please read the full listing upon enrollment to ensure that the class is good fit for your student.

*** [[  Please do not allow the student to attempt to take the class while in bed or otherwise laying and/or moving throughout the home while the class is in progress.  ]]

*** Virtual backgrounds are not allowed as they are a distraction and students use them to get around the requirement that they please not take the class in bed. 

*** We request that the student use a wired internet source plugged into the internet router instead of WIFI – constant blinking of the Internet and students dropping in and out of the class is disruptive. In addition, it is difficult to communicate with the student when the WIFI is intermittently unstable, as it makes it difficult to understand what the student is saying ((It is best if students can test this technology at least 1 day prior to starting the class.))

*** Participation in-person with continuously enabled video/audio each day of the class is mandatory for (all) students. [This is not a video play-back class]. The class is delivered in real time only.

*** Please do not allow the student to attempt to project their video participation in class using an ipad; phone; facetime or other mobile device. 

*** The student (must) use a desktop computer or laptop sitting securely on a desk or table so that the camera is stabilized at all times throughout the class.  Constant movement of the screen or video camera that is used to project the student’s video into the classroom is very disruptive during the class.

***For optimal performance, students should use headphones with a good microphone so that we can communicate efficiently throughout the course. ((It is best if students can test this technology at least 1 day prior to starting the class.))

-- All Course Resources and activities are provided before and/or during class on shared screen
     -- INCLUGING:
        1) Course Videos
        2) Course Powerpoints (student downloadable copies provided)
        3) Course quizzes (So that the student can participate in anonymous class polling and see other students' answers to the questions, before the initial class, students should navigate to and download the app (if the student will be using a smart phone or pad device. If the student will be using the desktop version, the student should be ready to navigate to (KAHOOT.IT) during class.  ((It is best if students can test this technology at least 1 day prior to starting the class.))
        4) Course discussion materials
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Student progress will be assessed using one or more of the following:
- quizzes during class using
- numerous games such as tic tac toe, jeopardy, etc.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
******PLEASE NOTE: During the weeks when we will cover Criminal Justice / Police / Cops classes, we will discuss topics including fugitive arrest warrant operations and SWAT Narcotics search warrant operations. Examples will include videos. We will also view and discuss video examples which depict robbery, burglary, auto theft, illegal contraband and other crime suspects including marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. These learning resources are used for the purpose of teaching students about the 4th Amendment to the Constitution as it applies to due process protections related to the administration of the criminal justice system. I do not show any videos directly from the internet. ******** I personally edit all videos that are used during the course and videos are played directly from my powerpoint presentation to ensure that the material is age appropriate and that it is free of any inappropriate language or other inappropriate content.********

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

- the subject matter and
- furthering the educational, analysis and problem-solving skills of children up and through the age of 18.

Students will learn the following topics and sub-topics:

- How Arrest warrants, search warrants and fugitive warrants are requested by law enforcement and approved by the courts

- How Warrants are served/executed by law enforcement resulting in arrest and/or search and seizure of property

- Laws governing Initial Magistrate/judge appearances after the Arrest Warrant is executed by Law Enforcement Officials - Bond hearings - Posting of Cash Bonds and how the Bail Bondsman assists in posting bail to secure appearance at later court hearings and trial

- Fugitive Bond Revocation if the criminal defendant fails to appear at court hearings or trial - How the Bail Bondsman and/or Bounty Hunters conduct manhunts to apprehend Fugitives

For the purpose of assessing student progress, engagement and interaction with students, the following third-party tool will be used throughout the class: 

- Kahoot assessment and activity tool. More information about Kahoot may be found by navigating to
-- Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the U.S. Constitution
-- 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
-- Bill of Rights: 1st Ten Amendments of the U.S. Constitution

Teacher (J.D., LL.M., Veteran)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
89 total reviews
99 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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