Topic:
Classifying laws
Duration:
2 lessons
Syllabus Outcomes:
5.1 analyses the rights and responsibilities of individuals in a range of consumer, financial, business, legal and employment contexts
5.2 examines the role of law in society
5.3 researches and assesses commercial and legal information using a variety of sources
Students learn about:
Areas of law
- Classifying laws
Students Learn to:
- Identify the difference between public and private law
- Identify the key differences between criminal and civil law
Indicators of learning – By the end of this lesson students will be able to...
- Classify law into civil or criminal matters
- Provide examples of each type of matter with reference to real case studies
- Use the internet as a resource for finding legal information
Assessment
- Student participation during class discussion
- Students completed work
Lesson Plan
10 mins – Introduction
15 mins – Text review and activities
20 mins – Internet Research Activity
30 mins – Clickview video
5 mins – Lesson summary
Text Page
Pg 80-81
Glossary of Terms:
Define the following in your glossary of terms in the back of your workbookexternal image court.jpg
- Plaintiff
- Defendant
Introduction:
There is no simple one broad category that covers all facets of law in Australia. Laws instead are broken up based on the nature of dispute or offence. This lesson looks at the different ways that laws are classified.
Create a list of as many different types of broad crimes as you can.
Text review:
Read pages 80 to 81 of your text and complete the following activities.
1. Explain the difference between public law and private law
2. Create a table that illustrate the key differences between criminal and civil matters
3. Explain the difference between an indictable offence and a summary offence
Internet Research Activity:
Download the word document below and using the internet investigate the listed offences and complete the table.
Clickview Video:
The objectives of criminal punishment – 26 mins