Common law Teacher Resources

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Would You Live Common Law?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars explore common law. For this sociology lesson, students discover what constitutes common law unions in Canada and then discuss how common law relationships compare to marriages.
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Sample Test: Law, Past & Present

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
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Civil Law, Criminal Law: What's the Difference?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare the differences between a common law and civil law system. They discover how and why Louisiana is the only state with a Civil Code.
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Federal Court Systems and Court Cases

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate the basis for the Common Law Tradition. They examine the organization of the Federal Court System and students identify the various sources of the American Law.
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Law and the Rule of Law

For Students 6th - 12th
We hear a lot about the importance of the rule of law, but most people do not really know what those words mean. The lesson is a webpage that defines the rule of law, explains why it is important in a democratic society and provides...
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How the First State Constitutions Helped Build the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the United States Constitution was adopted after many state constitutions were already in place? Young scholars examine facts about the influence of states through an informative and interesting resource. Groups then...
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Blasphemy! Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concepts of blasphemy, censorship and freedom of expression through the lens of Salman Rushdie. They also consider how these issues have been reflected in US history.
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Writing Rights: The Bill of Rights

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Where did the cherished ideals enshrined in the Bill of Rights originate? While history gives the Founding Fathers much of the credit, laws in colonial America influenced the Bill of Rights. An interactive web-based activity allows...
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Crime and Punishment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You wouldn't give someone a 10-day timeout for eating a piece of candy. The US government, too, does not believe in unreasonable punishment. A variety of exercises exploring the clauses of the US Constitution prompts class members to...
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Government in Britannia from the Romans to Modal Parliament

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This history presentation covers the key players, shifts in government, and social changes that occurred with the end of Roman Britain to the development of Parliament in the 14th century. A great tool to aid you in explaining this...
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Should It Be Mandatory to Get a License To Be a Parent?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Learning how to engage in a respectful, academic discussion of controversial topics is an important skill all students should develop. This skill-building activity provides groups with a set-by-step procedure and sentence frames so that...
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Why Study Landmark Cases?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why study landmark Supreme court cases? A helpful lesson offers a brief but valuable argument for the importance of these cases in the field of criminology. It introduces scholars to some key terms necessary for studying court cases and...
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Final Regents Review: The Middle Ages

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A thorough and engaging look at the Medieval time period in Europe, this presentation includes photographs of guild crests, illuminated manuscripts, and historical documents. When coupled with a class discussion on Charlemagne and the...
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Law

For Students 11th - 12th
As you introduce learners to the basics of law, have them complete a related worksheet. They are required to compose 11 short answers that define basic law terminology, statues, legal differences, and history. 
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Women and the Law Ladies of the 80's: 1780's, 1880's, 1980's

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine laws that have affected women in history: the 1780's, following the United States independence from England; the 1880's, the time of westward expansion, the silver/gold era, and the coming of the Industrial Revolution.
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Democratic Developments in England

For Students 7th - 10th
This brief overview of early democratic developments in England requires students to define nine terms, rank important events, and describe the Glorious Revolution.
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Dissolution of Marriage and Community Property

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the process for dissolution of marriage. They examine the different types of property in a community property regime and the basic presumptions associated with community property. They examine the impact of community...
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What is a Family?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore how Canadian families have evolved over time. In this census results lesson plan, students examine the factors that contribute to changing family and household structures. Students also create written and illustrated...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Review Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Rights or Fights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and explain the four doctrines of groundwater use law. Students compare and contrast the doctrines of groundwater use law; Students also research and decide on a groundwater case based on the groundwater use law. ...
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The Rise of English Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this rise of English democracy study guide worksheet, learners respond to 15 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
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Business Law Ch. 1 Test

For Students Pre-K
In this business worksheet, students match the vocabulary words in the left column with the definitions found in the right. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Housing Arrangements of the Elderly in Canada

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine housing for the elderly in Canada. In this sociology instructional activity, students analyze Canadian Census data to find out what type of housing seniors of the country live in.
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Affirmative Defenses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine what an affirmative defense is. They explore some of the substantive affirmative defenses - self defense, duress, necessity, insanity and entrapment. They determine what purposes are served by allowing different...

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