American Law: Origins, Development, Types, Examples, and Procedures

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What is the difference between a civil and criminal judicial proceeding? Learners follow the history of law back to the Code of Hammurabi, and differentiate between various types of laws in American society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The difference between a civil and criminal procedure are primarily discussed through direct instruction in this resource. To help engage students further in the concept, consider presenting one of the many documentaries that explain recent criminal or civil procedures, which can be found through a simple online search
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have an understanding of the fundamental progression of major events in world history in order to understand the evolution of law
Pros

  • Instructional activities include an engaging and informative game of Jeopardy
  • Well-designed worksheets
  • Answer keys included
Cons

  • None