Activity 1: Introduction to the Supreme Court of BC
Introduce students to the Supreme Court of BC by showing them some short video segments on the www.CourtsofBC.ca.
Under the Supreme Court tab, click on “play the full length video” in order to play the six segments continuously. The six segments are: Introduction, Types of Civil Cases, Civil Cases and Jury Trials, Criminal Cases, How Supreme Court Works, and More About Supreme Court. This will also familiarize them with one of the websites they will need to navigate in the next activity.
Activity 2: Web-Quest on the Supreme Court of BC
Provide students with Handout 1: Supreme Court of BC. Have students search the internet to answer the questions on this handout. Provide them with the following websites:
www.CourtsofBC.ca, a website that provides information on BCs Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.
www.SupremeCourtBC.ca, a website that introduces people to the Supreme Court of BC.
To see the answer key for Handout 1, see the Assessment section.
Activity 3: Cases Heard by the Supreme Court of BC
Provide students with Handout 2: Does the Supreme Court of BC Hear This Case? Students will read the information on the cases heard at the Supreme Court of BC and use it to answer the questions at the bottom of the handout. If you are short on time, this can be given as a homework assignment.
To see the answer key for Handout 2, see the Assessment section.