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​The Michigan Court System for elementary students

 

This four-minute web-based interactive helps elementary students learn about the Michigan court system. With some preparation, students may complete the interactive individually.
 
The interactive:
  • Describes how state courts are organized into three levels.
  • Discusses the function of the courts at all three levels.
  • Includes a brief quiz at the end.

 

Click image below to play video.

Graphiical link to video

Video Playing Tips

  • For better playback, allow the file to download before playing.
  • Play/pause controls appear at the bottom-left corner of the video screen.
  • To answer a quiz question, click on the answer and press "Submit" at the bottom-right corner of the question screen.

 

​>> Make a Model of the Michigan Court System

 

Vocabulary

Appeal
Case
Court
Court of Appeals
Judge/Justice
Judicial branch
Jury
Law
Lawyer
State courts
Supreme Court
Three branches of government
Trial
Trial courts

 

Social Studies Grade Level Content Expectations

  
3–C1.0.1 

Give an example of how Michigan state government fulfills one of the purposes of government.

 

3–C3.0.3 
Identify the three branches of government and the powers of each.

 

3–C3.0.4 
Explain how the state courts function to resolve conflict.