Courts in the Classroom (CITC) is a technology-based project to teach students and citizens about the history and operation of Indiana’s court system.
The Indiana Supreme Court played an active role in educating citizens about the state’s court system by engaging students in public schools with the CITC program.
Students learn about the courts through webcasting oral arguments held in the courtroom and broadcasting educational events like lectures, seminars, and dramatic re-enactments.
Elizabeth R. Osborn illustrates the effectiveness of CITC and how instructors can use it to teach about the court system.
She shows the need for a project teaching students about the judicial branch and explains the offerings on the CITC’s website.
Osborn also provides information about the technical specifications for the project and how other organizations can implement a similar project.
Technical Leaflet #239 (2007)