9th Grade Law
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9th Grade Civics Courses: Law, Government and Citizenship

Essential Learnings:
1. Students will explain the powers and operations of the judicial branch as defined in Article III of the Constitution.
2. Students will describe powers, features and procedures of local government in Minnesota.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to obtain geographic information from a variety of print and electronic sources
4. Students will analyze the meaning and importance of the rights in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, subsequent amendments and in the Minnesota Constitution.
5.Students will be able to understand the difference between civil, criminal and juvenile law.
6. Students will describe the expansion of protection of individual rights through legislative action and court interpretation.
7. Students will be able to express their thoughts/opinions through a written essay/composition.

Units Covered: US Judicial Branch, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Juvenile Justice, Minnesota State Government