Education Resources

Modern Studies Teaching Resources


As part of the Scottish Sentencing Council’s work to promote awareness and understanding of sentencing, a series of educational resources for Modern Studies teachers has been developed.

The council commissioned author and teacher Pamela Farr, to develop the lesson plans and resources for modern studies classes at all levels of secondary school.

They are intended to be as engaging and user-friendly as possible. The material can be used for the Crime and Law Broad General Education unit. There are lesson plans for S1-S3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher course work.

Teacher guides are available to clearly explain the resources which include videos, quizzes, interactive case studies, classroom activities and assignments.


Lesson plans are available for: 


National 4

National 5


Advanced Higher

For further information on different aspects of sentencing, see our About Sentencing website page.

We would welcome any feedback you may have on the lesson plans. Please get in touch with us if you have any comments or suggestions.