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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:

2024 Teacher Institute - June 12-13, 2024

2024 Supreme Court & My Hometown - June 24-28, 2024

2024 Bill of Rights Day Student Contest


Lesson Plans & Teacher Resources:

 NEW! The Bill of Rights and You: Student Supreme Court Cases of Interest

 Lesson Plan: Key Differences Between State & Federal Courts

 Lesson Plan: Naturalization & Citizenship

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

Field Trips


Student Activities:

 Student Activity Book: All About the Federal Courts



  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: