The Legal System

Use this section to explore resources about different sources and types of law, the federal and state court systems, and some landmark Supreme Court cases. Click on the links to each of the module pages below to explore that module's content.

Sources and Types of Law

Let's Learn About Sources and Types of Law

SS.7.C.3.10: Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, military) of law.

State and Federal Courts

Let's Learn About the State and Federal Courts:

SS.7.C.3.11: Diagram the levels, functions, and powers of courts at the state and federal levels.

SS.7.C.2.6: Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Let's Learn About Landmark Supreme Court Cases Related to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

SS.7.C.3.12: Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases.

Teachers, We Need Your Help! The Governor recently vetoed funding for the Lou Frey Institute, the parent organization for the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, Civics360 and the Partnership for Civic Learning.