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247 resources with the concept laws

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Lawmaking and the Rule of the Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How many constitutional clauses does it take to create a bill? High schoolers find out with several activities and  selected clauses about the rule of law and the US Constitution. Various coinciding activities help to strengthen learning.
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Mining the New American West

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Mining Act of 1872 allows mining companies to purchase land from the U.S. Government at 1872 prices - about $5.00 an acre! This video features the town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and a mountain just outside of town that was...
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Teaching Controversial Science Issues Through Law Related Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss the differences in dialogue and debate when considering a controversial topic. Your class can work in small groups to complete a guided discussion of this controversial topic and then participate in a simulation of the Scopes...
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Accidents Happen: Seat Belt Laws, Enforcement, and Usage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start with a NOVA video about car crashes, crash test dummy footage, or other video about seat belt use. Or have groups review attached data about seat belt usage (by state) and share their conclusions. Learners then devise a method to...
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Theory vs. Scientific Theory

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Why do people have scientific theories but not scientific facts? A quick video presentation defines scientific theory and the components necessary for developing a theory. The presenter emphasizes the difference between scientific proof...
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Urban Communities

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Urban communities are the focus of a series of lessons created to meet specific needs using differentiated instruction. A pre-assessment designates scholars into three groups based on their ability level. Small groups take part in...
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The Legislative Branch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A visit to Washington, DC inspired Congressman John Lewis; a video visit to Congress and the Constitutional Convention just might inspire your learners. Using an intriguing video, viewers learn why and how the Founding Fathers created a...
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Should States Repeal Their Laws Banning First Cousin Marriage?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Around half of the states in the US ban first cousin marriage, but does science support that ban? Scholars work through genetic analysis of the risks to understand if more states should ban the practice—or if some should remove it. They...
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Saved from the Gallows — the Trial of Leopold and Loeb

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Was justice served for Bobby Franks? An informative article about the 1924 trial of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold includes an overview of the murder of Bobby Franks, the defense’s legal strategy, and excerpts of closing arguments from...
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Law Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can your journalism class ensure they use social media responsibly and legally? The sixth lesson in a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series asks pupils to dig deep into the legal aspects of social media use by school publications....
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Hazards in the Workplace

For Teachers 11th Standards
Safety first! High school juniors discover workplace hazards and labor laws in the third of a six-part series of career and college readiness lessons. The resource focuses on child labor law awareness, safety standards, and ways to...
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Marriage and the State

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What defines marriage in society? Scholars investigate the moral and legal arguments of what defines marriage. They analyze different marriage traditions and social customs around the world along with Supreme Court decisions. Individuals...
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The Making of the United States Constitution

For Students 1st Standards
Pay tribute on Constitution Day with a worksheet designed to answer the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the U.S. Constitution. Scholars read a short informational text then answer questions—multiple choice and short answer.   
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Questions about the United States Constitution

For Students 1st Standards
Celebrate Constitution Day with a worksheet that encourages scholars to discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the United States Constitution. After reading a brief informational text, pupils answer short answer and...
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Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?

For Teachers 1st Standards
Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who...
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From The Code of Hammurabi

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Is "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" a fair legal and moral code? Learners examine a selection of of laws from the Code of Hammurabi. They then discuss the issues presented by the law code as well as whether or not they can be...
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Congress and the Legislative Process: A Simulation in How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 10th Standards
As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so...
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Orb and Effy Learn About Authority

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies lesson plan. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of...
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Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading...
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Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Encourage your class to create rules and regulations for cyberbullying. Learners explore civic participation by thinking about the rules and regulations already in place in their lives and studying Canada's Canada Gazette. As a final...
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Rights of the Accused in Search and Seizure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain the rationale behind the Fourth Amendment, and the types of activity regulated by the Constitution. They analyze situations, and explain a citizen's rights when an unlawful search or seizure is conducted.
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Cyberbullying and the Law

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Dealing with the very topical subject of cyberbullying, this lesson plan will surely create some engaged discussion in your classroom. Young learners discuss the laws concerning cyberbullying in Canada, and then respond to a series of...
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Introduction to Chemistry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Written as a textbook reading guide, this worksheet covers foundational concepts for any general chemistry class. From scientific method, measurement, and temperature, to more chemistry-specific topics like chemical and physical changes,...