Laying Down the Law introduces students to the basics
of laws and regulations, including types of law, levels of laws, 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 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. The instructor section features a comprehensive discussion guide, complete practice- (short answer) and post-tests (multiple-choice) with descriptive keys, student activities, and more.
As an added bonus, instructors will receive a second version of the student guide—in color and designed specifically for use on electronic devices. This additional student guide is easier for instructors to share with students via email, shared drive, or learning management system and easier for students to view and read electronically. Click here for a sample of the bonus student section.
Bring your discussions to life with our PowerPoint presentation software that includes a broad range of graphics and special effects to help keep students interested. This professionally produced presentation consists of 22 slides.