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Community and Educational Outreach

Community and Educational Resources

The judges and staff of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi applaud your interest in learning about the federal judiciary.  On this page you will find resources to learn more about our federal court system and how it works. We hope that you will use these tools for school projects, papers, or to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us to schedule a courthouse tour, field trip, or for further information at

African American History Month

Virtual Learning Resources: You will find a variety of virtual learning resources celebrating African American History.

Brown v. Board of Education Re-enactment

Presentation Slides: Judicial Courage and Committment to the Rule of Law

Access to Education: Plyler v. Doe and Brown v. Board of Education

Profile of Justice Thurgood Marshall

Rosa Parks Ride to Justice Video

Remembering Thurgood Marshall Video

Distance Learning ResourcesFollow this link for a variety of virtual learning civics lessons with activities, videos, lesson plans, and discussion questions.

Social Media and Cyberbullying 90 minute activity

16 Year Olds and the Right to Vote 50 minute activity


The Rule of Law in Real Life

In the following activities, you will apply landmark Supreme Court law to contemporary, everyday situations.

The First Amendent: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assemply, and Petition

The Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure

The Fifth Amendment: Your Rights When in Police Custody

The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial.

Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions

Behind the Robe

Did you ever wonder how someone becomes a federal judge? Like the rest of us, federal judges come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each has their own unique story. Explore the links below to learn more about federal judges.

Federal Judges' Oath

About Federal Judges

Pathways to the Bench

Women in the Judiciary

An Impartial Judiciary

About the Federal Court

Federal vs State Courts

Court Roles and Structure

Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

Types of Cases

Map of Federal Circuits

Federal Courts and the Public

Careers in the Federal Courts 

Guardians of the Constitution

The federal courts uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

Interactive Constitution

Read Along with the Preamble

Students Reflect on the Promises of the Preamble

Students Sound Off: The Bill of Rights

Jury Service

One of the most important duties of a United States citizen is serving on a jury.  The jury plays a critical role in the federal judiciary and ensure that justice is served.

Jury Service in the Federal Courts

Court Shorts: The Importance of Jury Service

Jury Service Overview

Juror Experiences

Mississippi Northern District

Court History

District Map

Greenville Courthouse

Merit Badge Resources

Citizenship in the Nation