Lesson Plans

Elementary

These resources were developed by the ABA Division for Public Education. These lessons are designed to help teacher's give their Elementary students basic understanding about the law.

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Middle School

These resources were developed by the ABA Division for Public Education. These law-related lessons were specifically designed for Middle School Students.

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High School

These resources were developed by the ABA Division for Public Education. Designed for High School Students, these lessons explore complex topics such as News Literacy, Law & War, and much more.

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Addressing Gun Violence: A Public Health Approach

Recognizing the importance of promoting public discourse on gun violence and on effective ways to address it, the American Bar Association Division for Public Education joined in a unique collaborative effort of ABA entities with the medical and health community to produce educational programming and resources.

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Publications

Insights on Law & Society is a magazine for teachers of civics, government, history, and law. Teaching Legal Docs is available in each issue!

Lessons on the Law is the ABA Public Education column featured in Social Education, the flagship publication of the National Council for the Social Studies. 

Addressing Gun Violence: A Public Health Approach is a teaching resource bulletin to  guide discussion on legal and health issues related to gun violence and how they impact your community.

Professional Development

Federal Trials & Great Debates Summer Institute for Teachers is a week-long professional development opportunity held in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center.

National Law-Related Education Conference is a bi-annual  national assembly of teachers, professors, lawyers, judges, and civic education professionals who teach about law and its role in society.

Constitutional Institutes for Teachers: The Fourteenth Amendmentis a professional development program that was hosted by the American Bar Association for Chicago-area high school teachers of law, history, government, social studies, or civics. Click here to learn more about the program.