Justice System Resources for Educators
The Arlin M. Adams Center Supports Efforts to Improve Justice System Education in Our Nation's Schools
Through the offering of three-day, residential summer institutes funded by the Foundation for the Advancement of an Independent Judiciary and the Rule of Law, the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society at Susquehanna University has provided the opportunity for social studies teachers in Pennsylvania to enrich their instructional strategies for justice system educators. With enhanced knowledge of the American Justice System gained from institute presenters, the teacher participants designed and implemented lesson plans to improve instruction related to justice system education, and to meet the unique needs of a diverse learning community.
To encourage other social studies educators to do the same, the Adams Center continues to support social studies education by sponsoring a Web site for sharing units of study developed by institute participants, and by making other educational resources available to teachers, and pre-service teachers.
Lesson plans developed at the summer institutes are available for download and use in classrooms across the United States. Although they were developed with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards in mind, they may be used in any jurisdiction in the United States.