• Unit 6: The Legal System

    Standards Covered

    SS.7.C.1.9: Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.

    SS.7.C.3.10: Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, military) of law.

    SS.7.C.3.11: Diagram the levels, functions, and powers of courts at the state and federal levels.

    SS.7.C.2.6: Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.

     

  • SS.7.C.1.9: Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.

     

    Essential Questions

    What does “rule of law” mean?

    What is the impact of the “rule of law” on society?

  • SS.7.C.3.10: Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, military) of law.

     

    Essential Question

    What are the sources and types of law? 

  • SS.7.C.3.11: Diagram the levels, functions, and powers of courts at the state and federal levels.

    SS.7.C.2.6: Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.

     

    Essential Questions

    How are courts organized and structured at the federal and state levels?

    What is the trial process and what is the role of a jury?