SS.5.CG.3.3

Explain the role of the court system in interpreting law and settling conflicts.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will explain why the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the system.

Clarification 2: Students will explain why both the United States and Florida have a Supreme Court.

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: Civics and Government (Starting 2023-2024)
Date Adopted or Revised: 07/21
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.CG.3.AP.3: Recognize the role of the United States and Florida Supreme Court.

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Lesson Plans

Hidden Figures: Brown v. Board:

This is lesson #9 in the text unit series for Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. In this lesson, students will learn about the role of the Supreme Court in the Brown vs. Board of Education case and analyze the impact of the ruling, based on the text. Additionally, students will work collaboratively to determine how text features contribute to the meaning of the chapter.

In this text unit of Hidden Figures, students will explain how text features such as photos, captions, and headings contribute to the meaning of several chapters. Students will also explain how relevant details support the central idea of different sections. Throughout the text, students will determine the meaning of unknown words. Students will connect to civics by identifying civic duties and responsibilities of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. Additionally, students will provide examples of powers given to the national government and those reserved to the states. The students will explain why the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the system and review previous Supreme Court rulings.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

Type: Lesson Plan

We Are the Jury: Interpreting the Laws:

In this lesson plan, teachers will assist students in explaining the role of the court system in interpreting laws. Students focus on interpreting a law being challenged as unconstitutional based on the First Amendment. Students will serve as U.S. Supreme Court justices and will determine whether the law should be allowed to stand or be struck down.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

The Verdict Is In: The U.S. Court System:

Explore the court system and the role it plays in interpreting law and settling conflicts in this interactive tutorial. Learn why the U.S. Supreme Court is the most powerful in the U.S. court system, and they'll explain why the United States and the State of Florida both have supreme courts.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Grade 5 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 5 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 3 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

Civics Original student tutorials - Grades K-5

The Verdict Is In: The U.S. Court System:

Explore the court system and the role it plays in interpreting law and settling conflicts in this interactive tutorial. Learn why the U.S. Supreme Court is the most powerful in the U.S. court system, and they'll explain why the United States and the State of Florida both have supreme courts.  

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

The Verdict Is In: The U.S. Court System:

Explore the court system and the role it plays in interpreting law and settling conflicts in this interactive tutorial. Learn why the U.S. Supreme Court is the most powerful in the U.S. court system, and they'll explain why the United States and the State of Florida both have supreme courts.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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Teaching Idea

Grade 5 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 5 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 3 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea