Teacher Resources

The LRE program exists to serve teachers in their efforts to teach about the law in their classes, by developing curriculum material for grades K-12 and holding workshops on various aspects of law-related education. These workshops are designed for teachers who want basic training in law-related education, law-related education resources and teaching strategies, as well as basic substantive information about such areas as the civil, criminal and juvenile justice processes; the federal and state court systems; and alternative dispute resolution.

Sample Lesson Plans
Teacher Workshops
Course and Subject LiveBinders
Virtual Museum of Law
Other Resources

Sample Lesson Plans

GPS Correlations, Grades K-3
Download the GPS correlations for Foundations in LRE: Grades K-3. The Foundations binders are available to teachers who attend our workshops.

GPS Correlations, Grades 4-7
Download the GPS correlations for Foundations in LRE: Grades 4-7. The Foundations binders are available to teachers who attend our workshops.

Lesson Plan: Let's Not Kill the Water (K-1)
SSKCG1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship.

Lesson Plan: Bicycle Safety for Everyone (2-3)
SS2CG1: The student will define the concept of government and the need for rules and laws.

Lesson Plan: AIDS Discrimination in the Schools (4-5)
SS4CG3: The student will describe the functions of government.
SS4CG4: The student will explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic.

Lesson Plan: The Private "I": Whose "I" Matters Most? (6-7)
Explains how the social institutions influence the attitudes and behavior of people. Describes the ways in which a citizen participates in the various types of government in the Americas.

Lesson Plan: Mending Wall and the Separation of Powers (9-12)
SSCG3: The student will demonstrate understanding of the United States Constitution.
SSCG4: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of the national government.
SSCG16: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the federal judiciary.

Teacher Workshops

For more information about LRE Teacher Workshops, view our list of available workshops.

Course and Subject LiveBinders

With the generous support of LiveBinders ( www.livebinders.com), the LRE Program has created and regularly updates online LiveBinders on a variety of legal topics, as well as course-specific LiveBinders for Legal Environment of Business (06.41500), Essentials of Legal Services (43.45400), Applications of Law (43.45500), Legal Administrative Services (43.45600), and 6th, 7th and 8th grade social studies. Each LiveBinder contains lesson plans, links to current events, and other resources related to that topic or course. To access a particular LiveBinder, teachers should complete a LiveBinder Request Form and email it, from their school email address, to LRE@gabar.org. View our list of available course and topic LiveBinders HERE.

The resources in each LiveBinder were contributed by teachers to help other teachers. The State Bar of Georgia makes no representation regarding the accuracy of, and takes no responsibility for, the contents of any LiveBinder, and the information in any LiveBinder does not constitute legal advice. Remember to always review the resource for accuracy and appropriateness prior to using it with students in your classroom.

Each LiveBinder may also contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is being made available in an effort to advance education in the state of Georgia. The contributors to each LiveBinder believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material. In accordance with 17 U.S.C. § 107, the material in each LiveBinder is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from any LiveBinder for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Virtual Museum of Law

The Virtual Museum of Law is an online extension of our physical Museum of Law, located on the third floor of the Bar's headquarters in Atlanta. Visitors to the Virtual Museum will find informational animated videos about famous Georgia and U.S. cases. Students can take online quizzes to assess their understanding of individual cases. With the generous support of LiveBinders ( www.livebinders.com), the Virtual Museum also offers teacher-access-only LiveBinders for each case featured in the physical museum and general LiveBinders on civil rights, cruel and unusual punishment, and the need for an independent judiciary. Visit the Virtual Museum of Law.

Other Resources

LRE Education Resources
View our list of selected law-related education resources, including lesson plan websites, links for juvenile justice information, and state and national law-related education websites.

Trial by Jury: What's the Big Deal
"Trial By Jury: What's the Big Deal?" is an animated presentation for high school civics classes in Georgia to increase court literacy among young people. View the video.