Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Court History and
Public Education Programs
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
Courts in the Classroom (CITC) is the educational outreach program of the Indiana Supreme Court. CITC's primary objective is to help educators, students, historians, and interested citizens learn more about the history and operation of Indiana's judicial branch. The bulk of our programming is developed with grades 4-12 teachers and students in mind.
The project's website provides teachers and the general public with access to scripted trials based on historic Indiana cases. Intended for teachers to use in their classrooms, these trials, along with lesson plans about the structure of Indiana's courts, historic documents, and other resources help teach students about the judiciary.
CITC sponsors special events such as teacher workshops on civic education and Constitution Day programming. Numerous books and pamphlets about the Court and its work can be found on the bookstore page. These materials are free to libraries and educators.
CITC has won recognition from a wide variety of national and regional organizations for its work in developing programming about Indiana's courts. Recognitions include the ABA's Law Day award, the Indiana Bar Foundation's Law-Related Education award, and the National Council on Public History's Outstanding Public History Project award.