To understand the methods by which certain laws in the United States are changed through the years.
1 class period
Begin by reading with the class the background information about how changing social conditions can result in laws needing to be changed, and how the process takes place. This includes sections entitled:
• Changes by Court Decision
• Changes by Legislation
• Change by Administrative Action
• Change by Direct Action of the People
Students next answer a series of Thought Questions based on what they have just read. This helps develop critical thinking skills. You can discuss their answers later in the period.
Teacher Instructions included.