Curricula and Teaching Materials
Teaching materials are a critical tool toward achieving our mission. We arm educators with the textbooks, lesson plans, and teaching activities they need to be effective educators of law, government, democracy, and rule of law.
Street Law's teaching materials focus on topics that are relevant to students' lives and are designed to be delivered via interactive, learner-centered teaching strategies. They help educators increase students' knowledge and help students develop the skills they need to be civically engaged.
In addition to the programs listed below, we encourage you to explore our online store and free resource library for hundreds of additional resources, including Supreme Court case summaries, lesson plans, and mock trials. You will also find information on texts developed with our publishing partner—McGraw-Hill Education—including Street Law: A Course in Practical Law and United States Government: Our Democracy. And don't forget to check out the resource-rich www.LandmarkCases.org for teaching materials on 17 landmark Supreme Court cases.
High school-level Street Law courses strive to empower young people to be active, engaged citizens by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully participate and create change in their communities. The following pages are intended to support teachers wishing to start a new high school law course or strengthen an existing one.
During the 2017-18 Term, Street Law selected the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. We provide support for you to conduct moot courts of each, including a case summary and moot court instructions.
Mooting a current SCOTUS case can provide a great tie-in to your curriculum, while highlighting current, newsworthy events.
Street Law has worked with partners on six continents to develop a series of 14 lessons to teach young people about the basic elements of rule of law using its signature, interactive, skill-building methodology.
Street Law is currently designing a roll-out of this program with civil society partners around the globe.