OJEN Classroom Resources
OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:
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Integrating law and justice topics throughout the elementary curriculum. These grade-specific guides provide law-related curriculum expectations and suggested discussion points to engage students. Although intended for use by volunteers from the justice sector, teachers may wish to refer to this resource while planning for a Courtrooms & Classrooms visit.
Both Harry Potter and Ron Weasley are charged with taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. Ron is also charged separately with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. This scenario teaches elementary students in Grades 5 & 6 about the criminal justice system and deals with offences under the Criminal Code and with sentencing […]
This OJEN Mock Hearings Toolkit has been developed to provide ideas and assistance to teachers or justice sector representatives thinking of coordinating a mock hearing (bail hearings, trials, sentencings, sentencing circles and appeals) for Ontario students. A student mock hearing is a simulation of a real court or administrative hearing, with students playing the roles […]
These lesson plans can be used prior to a courthouse visit or a classroom visit from a justice sector professional. Strategies are provided for introducing students to the structure of the justice system in Ontario, as well as tips on courtroom etiquette and interacting with justice sector professionals.
Courtrooms & Classrooms is OJEN’s signature program. It is also the umbrella under which related justice education activities take place. The 2006 edition of the Courtrooms & Classrooms manual provides an overview of OJEN and Courtrooms & Classrooms activities, ideas for speaking with students, organizing justice education activities and resources.