Whether you intend to use the Street Law text, develop your own curricular materials, or take a hybrid approach, Street Law can help.

We are a global leader in the development of law-related curricula and have more than 40 years of experience creating interactive, student-centered lesson plans on law, democracy, human rights, crime prevention, conflict resolution, and youth advocacy.  

We offer a variety of curricula, including packages or stand-alone lesson plans. Many of our materials are free.

Highlighted below are some of our most popular materials. We also encourage you to explore our Free Resource Library. It houses teaching activities and methods, case summaries, mock trials, moot courts, and articles. It is organized by topic, audience, and type.

  • Textbook | Street Law: A Course in Practical Law is a textbook that is used in high schools across the country. It's currently in its 9th edition and is published and distributed by McGraw-Hill Education. Learn more about the text, its ancillaries, and how to order it/request a sample copy.  
  • Landmark Supreme Court cases | In partnership with the Supreme Court Historical Society, Street Law publishes LandmarkCases.org, a website devoted to interactive teaching materials about 17 landmark Supreme Court cases. These materials are free and available at www.landmarkcases.org.
  • Moot courts and mock trials | Street Law’s Classroom Guide to Mock Trials and Moot Courts prepares teachers to conduct mock trials and moot courts in their classrooms and provides all the materials needed for nine mock trials and six moot courts. Concise directions for conducting a moot court in class can be found on our SCOTUS in the Classroom page, under "Background." In addition, we offer free civil and criminal mock trials developed by the D.C. Street Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center for use in Washington, DC’s annual citywide mock trial competition.
  • Deliberations | Street Law has developed materials for teaching about controversial issues using the deliberation process. You can find deliberation-related materials in our Free Resource Library
  • Vulnerable populations| If you work with vulnerable populations, you may be interested in our expansive Legal Life Skills Library.

We can also direct you to high-quality materials and resources developed by educational groups and other organizations. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Annenberg Classroom | The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics website provides many resources to facilitate civics lessons. The site has content focused on the Constitution, Congress, the courts and the presidency along with corresponding lesson plans. There are also weekly podcasts available as well as online discussions of current events. (www.annenbergclassroom.org)
  • Bill of Rights Institute | The Bill of Rights Institute provides educational resources on America’s Founding documents and principles for teachers and students of American History and Civics. Their website includes free teaching materials about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and current events. (www.billofrightsinstitute.org)
  • Center for Civic Education | CCE, known by many for their "We the People" program, also offers a variety of free curricular resources for teachers. Their collection includes lessons on citizenship and the Constitution, as well as lessons to celebrate holidays and recognition months like Constitution Day, Presidents’ Day, and Women’s History Month. (www.civiced.org) 
  • The Choices Program | The Choices Program is a nonprofit organization based at Brown University that develops curricula on current and historical international issues and offers workshops, institutes, and in-service programs for high school teachers. The program’s website offers free lesson plans on current events and videos of top scholars answering questions in their fields of expertise. (www.choices.edu)
  • Congressional Digest Debates Online | Congressional Digest provides citizens, teachers and students with an impartial view of controversial issues, including important debates before the Congress, the Supreme Court, and international bodies. Subscribers receive access to Supreme Court Debates, Congressional Digest, and International Debates. Anyone may search full text or browse by topic, publication or date for specific research needs. Individual issues are also available for immediate purchase and download. (www.congressionaldigestdebates.com)
  • The Constitution Center | The website for the Constitution Center in Philadelphia has an interactive constitution, which can be explored section by section and is accompanied and interpreted by excerpts from Linda Monk’s book, The Words We Live By. The site also has resources for educators and a constitutional timeline. (www.constitutioncenter.org)
  • The Constitutional Rights Foundation | CRF is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating youth about civics, the law, and the Constitution. The site includes “online lessons” on topics including school violence, impeachment, and elections. (www.crf-usa.org)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago | CRFC strengthens the United States' democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement. CRFC’s interactive, classroom-tested curricula are designed for use in government, constitution, civics, and other social studies classes. (www.crfc.org)
  • C-SPAN Classroom | C-SPAN Classroom provides free primary source materials for social studies teachers as well as free lesson plans on a variety of law-related topics. (www.c-spanclassroom.org)   
  • EDSITEment | EDSITEment is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lessons cover “humanities” but are divided by content area and by grade level. Although some may find the website a little historical, it acts as an excellent entry into constitutional law. (www.edsitement.neh.gov)
  • First Amendment Center | The First Amendment Center site allows for research on First Amendment issues, cases, news, and commentary. The lesson plans section contains an area on key concepts for each lesson, first principles, links to relevant cases, very detailed lesson plans with supplemental material, links to additional resources, and enrichment activities at the end. (www.firstamendmentcenter.org)
  • iCivics | iCivics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Their free resources include print-and-go lesson plans, award-winning games, and digital interactives. (www.icivics.org)
  • National Archives Digital Classroom & Digital Vaults | The National Archives contains a number of important documents, Congressional records, and links to Presidential libraries. The digital classroom includes landmark documents in American history, with teaching ideas and other resources. The Digital Vaults lets you explore a range of documents. (www.archives.gov)
  • The Learning Network (NY Times) | The Learning Network provides teachers with a list of comprehensive lesson plans using New York Times articles to explore current topics in the news including gun control, First Amendment issues, censorship, and more. The lesson plans include warm-up activities, resources and materials, wrap-up exercises, vocabulary-building exercises, and extension activities. (www.learning.blogs.nytimes.com)