Welcome to the Courts Challenge – an inquiry-based approach to learning about courts. These materials for learners in the middle and upper primary years will enable them to develop skills, knowledge and understandings about the function of courts in South Australia.

Through group decision-making, discussion and problem solving, learners can build upon their own knowledge and understanding to form opinions about how courts operate, their key features and the role they play in society, and then make an assessment about their effectiveness.

Introductory teacher notes:

Courts Challenge (full package) Courts challenge.docx [325KB] Courts challenge.pdf [1,891KB]


Learner activities

The role of judges – A paper delivered by former Chief Justice of the high Court of Australia, Murray Gleeson.

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