The Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education program can provide you with the tools you need to reinforce learning while helping build positive relationships between students and the law and legal community.
Educational materials include books, lesson plans, mock trial scripts, videos/DVDS and audio/visual aids.
On September 17, 1787, America’s founding fathers signed our Constitution. To commemorate this important day in the history of the United States, a federal law declared September 17 to be Constitution Day and required that every federally funded school teach about the Constitution on that day.
The following websites have lesson plans and other resources for Constitution Day:
- ABA Division for Public Education
- Bill of Rights Institute
- Center for Civic Education
- Constitutional Rights Foundation
For questions about Constitution Day, contact Carey Shoufler at (208) 334-4500.
Freedom of Expression
The Law Related Education Program has developed curriculum materials to help high school students explore freedom of expression, with the guiding question: In a democratic society, should the government protect or limit hate speech?
Attorneys interested in teaching this lesson with high school students can contact Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director.
Students in grades 9 to 12 interested in exploring this topic in depth have the opportunity to participate in the ACLU of Idaho first annual Bill of Rights Essay Contest.
Mock Trial Cases
The Law Related Education Program posts cases used as part of the Idaho High School Mock Trial Competition.
In addition, the National High School Mock Trial Championship Website houses a searchable case library.