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Students learn about law enforcement and government in the United States.
 

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT
AND WHAT SHOULD IT DO?

LESSON 5: How are Laws Enforced?

Objectives:

This lesson continues to introduce elementary school children to the concepts of government and citizenship. It discusses law enforcement and mediation.

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Students should recognize that laws have to be enforced and interpreted.

  • Students should acquire the vocabulary term enforce.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT LESSON PLAN

Student Deliverables:

Teacher should have copies of the Lesson 5 story and handout (see below) to distribute to the class.

Sequence of Events:

  • Distribute handouts. Read through the handouts as a class. Elicit student participation.

  • Optional: Assign students to read particular parts, e.g. Mr. Green or "you."

  • Read over the worksheet as a class. Be sure that students understand the laws.

  • Let the students come up with enforcement methods on their own and come together to review. The enforcement methods can be brainstormed in small groups.

  • Review answers as a class (key below). Discuss the different approaches to enforcement as suggested by students.

  • Lead into the discussion question which transitions to the next lesson.

Student Tasks:

  • To complete the worksheet portion of the handout using the story as reference.

References/Resources:

This lesson reviews national standards 1A-1C and continues standard 1D.

 

LESSON PRINTABLES

How are Laws Enforced

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