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Codifying Rules and Laws
Review Which laws are positive and which laws are negative? Positive Right require action or initiative to ensure that your right is protected; they are rules that require the state to provide individuals with a benefit. Negative Right prevent a person from doing something that would deprive another person of a right; they are rules that keep the state from depriving individuals of a liberty.
Discussion Does it make a difference whether or not your school rules are written down? Why? What else could happen if the rules are not written down? Does it make a difference whether rules – meaning, laws – for the state or nation are written down? Why would could happen if those rules are not written down Who writes the laws for the state? Who writes the laws for the nation? Does it matter who has the power to make the laws? Why or why not?
Legislative Branch Makes Laws Who are the lawmakers in our state? Sal DiDomenico (senate) Eugene O’Flaherty (house) Kathi-Anne Reinstein (house) Who represents us in Congress? Michael E. Capuano (US House) Elizabeth Warren (Senate) Ed Markey (Senate)
Handout 12 Read the Truancy Statute and then answer… To Whom does the law apply? What action is forbidden? Under what circumstances (or when) is the law applied?
Questions to Consider Who do you think wrote this law? What reasons do you think the law makers might have had for making this law? What values do you see imbedded in this law? Does the law place great value on individual freedoms or the good of the community? Why? Does this law give you or other student power, or take power away from you ? Why do you think so?
Handout 13 Read your code Analyze the code using handout 13 If time share out with class
Homework Finish any of handout 16 Handout 11