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1 Whose Rules

2 Directions to the Student In a cohesive paper or presentation, you will: Identify a problem and a policy or law that attempts to solve it. Identify a problem and a policy or law that attempts to solve it. Explain one way the policy or law attempts to solve the problem OR explain one way the policy or law is enforced. Explain one way the policy or law attempts to solve the problem OR explain one way the policy or law is enforced. Identify individuals and/or groups who participated in the policy or law-making process. Identify individuals and/or groups who participated in the policy or law-making process. Explain two or more ways in which individuals and/or groups participated in the law-making process. Explain two or more ways in which individuals and/or groups participated in the law-making process. Provide reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with the law or policy by explaining how the law or policy promotes a right or democratic ideal with one or more supporting details. Provide reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with the law or policy by explaining how the law or policy promotes a right or democratic ideal with one or more supporting details. List two or more sources including the title, author, type of source, and date of each source. List two or more sources including the title, author, type of source, and date of each source.

3 Rubric Reason for agreeing/disagreeing with the law or policy Explanation of how it promotes or doesnt promote a right or democratic ideal Problem the law or policy attempts to solve Way the law or policy attempts to solve the problem Way the law or policy is enforced Ways individuals participated in the law-making process Sources

4 Essential Questions Why do we have rules or laws? Why do we have rules or laws? How do laws promote freedom (liberty), or other democratic ideals? How do laws promote freedom (liberty), or other democratic ideals? Justice/Fairness Justice/Fairness Equality Equality Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Happiness Common Good Common Good Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

5 Essential Knowledge How laws are made How laws are made Legislative process, including branches of government Legislative process, including branches of government How a bill becomes a law How a bill becomes a law Democratic ideals Democratic ideals Current and historical laws and the process by which they became laws Current and historical laws and the process by which they became laws Citing sources Citing sources

6 Teaching Plan Government Government Structure Structure Laws Laws Why do we have them? Why do we have them? How are they made? How are they made? Democracy Democracy What is it? What is it? What are democratic ideals? What are democratic ideals? How does this relate to laws? How does this relate to laws? Looking at current laws (CBA prep) Looking at current laws (CBA prep)

7 Resources We the Kids ~David Catrow We the Kids ~David Catrow D is for Democracy: A Citizens Alphabet ~Elissa Grodin D is for Democracy: A Citizens Alphabet ~Elissa Grodin Everyone Counts: A Citizens Number Book ~Elissa Grodin Everyone Counts: A Citizens Number Book ~Elissa Grodin


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