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Read Kansas! Middle School - M-03 Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice

Juveniles and adults are treated differently in the criminal justice system.  This lesson teaches students some of the similarities and differences between the two forms of treatment.  Students will extract information on these similarities and differences through reading composite pieces, and fill out a Venn diagram comparing the two systems.  This lesson is designed to be completed in one class period, but can be adjusted as needed. Select each image to see a PDF with the front and back of each card.

Adult Justice M-03 Juvenile Justice

Lesson Plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #1: Choices have consequences.

  • 1.3: The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices and connect those choices with contemporary issues.

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:

  • RI.7.1:  The student will cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.