Rules in Different Places
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||Kindergarten||Class||Social Studies||Length of Lesson||40 Minutes|
|Lesson Title||Rules in Different Places|
|Unit Compelling Question||How are laws different in other countries than in the U.S.?|
The judicial branch is in charge of making laws for the United States. The founding fathers developed a system whereby each proposed law goes through a process before being approved or denied. Laws developed early in mankind's history and are constantly being revised and changed in response to current events. The first United States law passed was by George Washington. It was an act to regulate the Time and Manner of administering certain oaths. In the United States there are four different types of laws: criminal, civil, common, and statutory. Every year new laws are written and existing laws are changed based on current events.
~ Allyson Simpson, Simpson College
2018.012.007. This photograph shows Iowa Governor Harold Hughes signing the Fair Housing Bill into law in 1967.
|Lesson Supporting Question||What are some laws that we have in the U.S.? What are some laws in other countries? How are our laws different from each other?|
Students will be introduced to laws from around the world and discuss why these are good laws to have. Students will also look at laws from the U.S. from long ago and determine if those laws are good laws as well, while learning how to start thinking like a historian. We will discuss as a class how laws serve society.
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|Author||Kara Campfield||Reviewer||Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College||Created||08/16/2019||Last Edited||09/06/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Social Studies Methods, Simpson College, Spring 2019|