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Educational Resources

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Visit Our Courthouse:

For more information about our free, guided tours of the historic Birch Bayh Federal Building & United States Courthouse, please visit our Tours & Field Trips page. 


Upcoming Events:

2021 Teacher Institute - June 16-17

Registration is now open for the 2021 Federal Courts Summer Teacher Institute sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The 2-day program will offer teachers an exclusive look at the workings of the federal courts with fresh ideas and content that you can take back to your classrooms.  

For full program details, or to register, visit the Teacher Institute page.


Lesson Plans & Teacher Resources:

 NEW! Lesson Plan: Key Differences Between State & Federal Courts

 NEW! Lesson Plan: Naturalization & Citizenship

 And Justice for All: Indiana's Federal Courts Teacher's Guide

Field Trips


Student Activities:

 NEW! Student Activity Book: All About the Federal Courts


Newsletters & Updates:

  NEW! Fall 2019 Educator Update

 Southern District of Indiana Teacher Newsletter



  You Tube: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana 

   And Justice For All: Indiana's Federal Courts - Full-length version. DVD copies are available to educators at no cost, while supplies last. Email to request  a DVD.

   And Justice For All: Indiana's Federal Courts - Classroom version (broken into segments for easy classroom use)

  Introduction to the Federal Judiciary

  Indianapolis Courthouse History and Tour\

  Meet Birch Bayh



Links for Students:

Links for Teachers:

Classroom Resources & Free Programs:

Federal Courts Overview:

Important Cases:

Careers in the Judiciary: