Most of the lesson plans listed below include handouts.


Constitutional Law

Drug Testing in Schools – Take A Stand (grades 8–12) 

Drugs and the Law Opinion Poll (grades 6–12) 

Freedom of Expression in Special Places (grades 9–12) 

Religion in the Schools (grades 9–12) 


Consumer Law and Contracts

Unfair or Deceptive Sales Practices (grades 8–12) 

Objectives: analyze hypothetical cases to evaluate whether a sales practice is fair or unfair, compare their opinions with Washington law, list community sources to find help for a consumer problem.

Buying a Used Car (grades 10–12) 

Minors and Contracts (grades 9–12) 

Housing Law (grades 9–12) 


Criminal/Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice — Introduction (grades 9–12) 

Objectives: to define the legal meaning of juvenile, to examine ways to treat offenders in various fact cases, and to explain the philosophy of the Washington juvenile justice system.

Juvenile Justice — Consequences of Offenses to Offenders, Victims, and Community (grades 6–12)  Objectives: to identify consequences of juvenile crime on offenders, victims, and the community, and the justice process.

Tort Liability: Mock Trial (grades 10–12)

Cultural Defense (criminal defenses) (grades 7–12) 

Domestic Violence (including dating violence) (grades 9–12) 

Drunk Driving Legislative Session (grades 9–12) 

Juvenile Justice – Adjudicatory Hearing (grades 7–12) 

Juvenile Justice – Disposition (sentencing) (grades 7–12) 

Plea Bargaining (grades 9–12) 

Search and Seizure in Washington (grades 9–12) 


Introduction to Law

No Vehicles in the Park (grades 5–12) 

Objectives: Identify purpose and function of law, lawmakers' intent, practical applications, and that laws are subject to interpretation.

The Trial Process (grades 5–12) 

Claim Your Jurisdiction Game/Getting Ready for Moot Court (grades 8–12) (combined, requires 3 class periods)

Objectives: identify the levels and courts in the federal and state systems & which court would handle a particular type of case, list differences between court jurisdictions; analyze an employment fact pattern, argue re interpreting law and present an appeals case.

Parental Accountability and Public Policy (grades 6–12) 


Environmental and Land Use Law

Environmental and Land Use Law: Engaging Students in their Communities (grades 9–12) 

Objective: Multiple lesson plans and extension activities adaptable to a single class session or a multi-week course of study designed to help high school students evaluate potential careers in law and understand the important role that environmental and land use law play in our society.


Problem Solving

Conflicts Resolution (grades 6–12) 

Objectives: analyze a conflict identifying the positions, interests, possible resolutions, obstacles to reaching resolution, and various conflict resolution strategies including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.