Learning Goal: Students will be able to recognize different types and sources of law.
By now, our knowledge of the Judicial Branch should include an understanding of how it is organized (trial, appellate, and supreme courts). We should also know that the Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch. We've learned about a few really important Supreme Court Cases that have impacted how we interpret our Constitution. We'll learn about more Supreme Court Cases after today's lesson as well.
Today we'll be learning about the different TYPES of law. The terms Civil law and Criminal law should be familiar to you by now. We'll learn about a few more today.
Task 1: Types of Law stations
Task 2: Matching Types of Law in Current Events
Task 3: Types of Law PicCollage
Numbers 1 and 3 at your table are assigned Civil and Military Law.
Numbers 2 and 4 at your table are assigned Criminal and Constitutional Law.
*Include an example and two relevant images for each type of law you are assigned on your PicCollage.
Read the attached file to the right titled "Sources of Law." You will be quizzed on this material in class.