About Educational Outreach
Trust resources and activities that meet best practices and academic standards. Stimulate the critical thinking and civil discussion skills of future jurors and invested citizens.
These original, courtroom-ready and classroom-ready resources are the centerpiece of the federal courts’ national and local educational outreach to high school students and their teachers. They simplify complex concepts and motivate participants to serve on juries willingly when called. Please let us know how we are doing.
Unique Niche: Courts, Judges, and Teen Issues
Classroom and courtroom activities apply contemporary Supreme Court cases to today’s teen issues, creating a unique niche in civics education. Court simulations offer real-life experiences with judges and attorneys at local federal courthouses. All participants are involved in the courtroom action, most importantly, as jurors. The activities are supported by interactive web resources and multimedia tools, including videos and podcasts on court fundamentals.
Local Court Involvement
Federal judges across the nation host in-court events for high school students and programs for teachers. To find a nearby federal court, go to the court locator or contact the National Outreach Manager at Outreach@ao.uscourts.gov.
Enrichment Activities and Resources
Enrichment activities and resources dealing with the federal courts, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution bring realistic court experiences into the lives of high school students.