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106 resources with the keyterm laws

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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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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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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. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of rules...
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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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Sexual Abuse: Recognizing & Reporting

For Teachers 5th - 12th
This is not a lesson per se but there is some very good information. We, as teachers, are bound by law to report abuse. If you are comfortable, I think it's a good idea to let your classes know that you care and that this is a duty you...
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Laws...Who Needs Them?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Who needs laws? Junior high schoolers sure do! Provide your 7th-9th graders with an understandng about why laws are important and how they are used to create a functioning society. Learners use a series of handouts and readings to build...
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Wanted! A Few Good Friends

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this lesson references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by...
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers 1st
First graders summarize similarities and differences of life in England and America for the Pilgrims by reading a mini-book. Then, they write a journal entry in first person on what it is like to be a pilgrim in England and in America....
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 4

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider the purpose the Declaration of Independence. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to identify primary and secondary sources and then...
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DNA Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the Internet to identify DNA and how it determines what we look like. They also explore how law enforcement uses DNA to help them solve crimes. They examine the problems with this identification as well.
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Mock Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students get involved in the legislative process of law-making by assuming different roles and working with contemporary issues. Working in small groups, students write and work on different bills. Evaluation rubric included.
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Life Savers?: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas Regarding AIDS Treatment in South Africa

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a roundtable forum to discuss the notion of defying South African national government policies in order to fight AIDS after reading the online article, "A Bold Move on AIDS in South Africa."
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European Union Governance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the government functions of the European Union and how legislation is passed. As a class, students define the European Union and their interests in economic, political and social issues. Using the internet, students...
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Stepping Inside the Flowchart: How Does a Bill Become a Law?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the steps a bill must pass through to become a law and create a flow chart that maps the complexities of the process. They research the committees that are involved in a bill that relates to energy policy and the...
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How to Write a Bill

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view video excerpts from, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and discuss them to brainstorm how to write a bill. They divide into two groups representing senate committees to participate in a mark-up session where they read...
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Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery - Laws & Conventions

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the topic of human trafficking. They identify the reasons why people are trafficked and the laws and conventions around the globe that punish this type of behavior. Using the internet, they describe how the...
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The Laws of the Land

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine state quarters and discuss how national and state agencies worked together to create them. They examine state laws and national laws to see how they differ. They explore the process for making a law.
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World War II Laws

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students explore how laws passed during World War II have helped people with disabilities. In this social studies lesson, students research laws passed since World War II and complete a WWII Law chart.
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Boat Safety and Water Sports, Lesson 2: Personal Flotation Devices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 2 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is on personal flotation devices. There are reasons why the law requires PFDs. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to...
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Third Grade Social Studies

For Students 3rd
In this social studies worksheet, 3rd graders complete multiple choice questions about laws, government, states, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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The Role of the Executive Branch in the Lawmaking Process

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine Article I, Section 7, and Article II, Sections 2 and 3, of the U.S. Constitution, explain the president's role in the lawmaking process, and define the term veto.
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Tobacco: Promotion Tactics and the Law

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Youths aged 13 & 14 are most likely to notice and remember in-store tobacco promotions. Class members dissect tobacco advertising tactics and learn about relevant legislation by participating in guided discussion. Assessing...
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Government

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Perfect for a Christian or private school setting, this lesson has learners use their Bible to help them identify the purpose of the government. They examine specific Bible verses then use them to define the government and the...
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Abercrombie & Fitch Catalogue: Is it Pornographic?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research the legal definition of pornography from a law textbook, reference books available in class or online. Students view the Abercrombie and Fitch home page. A selection of resources related to this topic is linked....