New: Resources for grade 5-7 new Social Studies curriculum.
Legal lessons plans for Social Studies and Law 12.
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Courts of BC
CourtsofBC.ca is a website that provides educational information and instructional videos about BC’s Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal. Learn More
Youth Criminal Justice Act
Youth and teachers can use YCJA.ca to learn about the Youth Criminal Justice Act — the law that is applied to anyone aged 12-17. Learn More
A series of lesson plans for BC teachers provide legal education resources for classes from grade level 5 to 12. Each lesson plan provides information, activities, resources and assessment tools, to cover the topic in 1-4 class periods. Learn More
Being an Active Citizen
Social Studies Teaching units for grades 7 to 11. Introduces students to the fundamentals of law, how the justice system works, and the structure and operation of government - through a range of activities. Learn More
Mock Trial Scripts
There are a number of mock trials available for your use during the mock trial program. They are either civil or criminal. Scripted trials include all the detail is students need. Non-scripted trials require students to create their own questions and testimony. Learn More
Youth and Criminal Law
Youth and Criminal Law features a collection of videos that teach young people about their legal rights and responsibilities in Canada. Scenarios include topics like: Your Rights in a Car, Don’t Look in My Locker, and The Party. Learn More
Legal Quest provides high school teachers with all the tools they need to teach the basics of the Canadian justice system, including the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The program includes charts, worksheets, a game, scenarios and mock trials. Learn More
First Nations Journeys of Justice
First Nations Journeys of Justice honours oral history and teaches concepts and practices of justice from the perspective of First Nations ways of knowing. The program contains modules for grades 1-7. Learn More
Thanks for sending a kid to court!
For students, going on court visits and participating in mock trials is the most memorable part of learning about the law. Over the past 20 years, the Society's Justice System Education Program has introduced over one million students to BC's court.