Laying Down the Law introduces students to the basics of laws and regulations, including the types of law, levels of law, and the important functions of law, namely maintaining order, resolving disputes, and enacting social change. It also teaches students where laws and regulations come from, what they do, and which ones are especially relevant and important to young people today. Equally important—or perhaps more so—students learn how to follow laws in their daily lives, to interact with law enforcement, and to take action if they are unhappy with a law or legal decision.
LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about complying with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, and a short (Gray Zone) case addressing ethical issues. Click here for a sample of the student section. The instructor section features a comprehensive discussion guide, complete practice- (short answer) and post-tests (multiple-choice) with descriptive keys, student activities, and more.
Bring your discussions to life with our PowerPoint presentation featuring a broad range of graphics and special effects to help keep students interested. This professionally produced presentation consists of 20 slides.