CLU3M – Unit 3 – Lesson 6: The Criminal Court System



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To learn about Canada’s Criminal Court System.

Lesson Outcomes

  • Describe the Criminal Court Structure.
  • Explain the different components of the Criminal Court System.
  • Describe the participants of the Criminal Court System.
  • Explain the role of the jury and how they are selected.

The Lesson


  1. Starter: Defenses of the Accused review worksheet.
  2. Criminal Court Structure [teacher led instruction and note taking].
  3. Task 1: Criminal Court Procedure [online individual research task].
  4. Supreme Court of Canada [teacher led instruction and class discussion].
  5. Task 2: Supreme Court Key Terms and Diagram [online individual research task].
  6. Task 3: Stages in a Criminal Trial by Jury [worksheet and class discussion].
  7. Types of Evidence [teacher led instruction and class discussion].
  8. Task 4. The Role of the Jury [worksheet]
  9. Review: What do you know? Quiz [Formative Assessment].

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