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Online Resources for Students and Teachers

Please visit for learning resources and activities on the judicial branch. The site features content-rich areas for students, teachers, and the public. The Student Center helps learners of all ages explore the judicial branch of government, and test their new knowledge with interactive Student Challenges. The Educator Center provides a variety of resources for teachers of civics, government, and history. There are simple, printer-ready resources and in-depth lesson plans available to correspond with each topic section.

Summer Teacher Institute 2024

Join the United States Courts and the Judicial Learning Center for the annual Summer Teacher Institute. The institute is your chance to get an inside look at the federal judiciary and gain valuable tools and resources to use in the classroom.

This event is completely FREE. Registration is required so that parking, meals, and materials can be provided at no cost to participants.

St. Louis, Missouri

2 days, Thursday & Friday, July 11-12, 2024
9:30-3:30, check-in at 9:00 am
Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

1 day, Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9:30-3:30, check-in at 9:00 am
Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr. U.S. Courthouse

Registration is now open. Please register early! Registration Deadlines:

St. Louis, please register by June 28
Cape Girardeau, please register by July 26


Judicial Speakers Bureau

The judges of the U.S. District Court are available to speak off-site by request CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Field Trip Opportunities

  • To learn more about visiting the courthouses, click here.
  • To learn more about participating in our special events and programs, click here
  • Also, for visits to the Eagleton Courthouse, grant funding is available through a local non-profit, to cover the cost of transportation. An application can be found here. There is no cost for the courthouse tour program.

Educational Resources