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Democracy (Part 3): Why Do We Have Laws?

This lesson forms the final part of a three-part unit on democracy.

Overview

This lesson forms the final part of a three-part unit on democracy. 

Pupils learn about democracy and the rule of law. They discover the different roles of parliament, government and the justice system. Pupils explore why we need laws and how they are made.

 

Learning activities:

A world without law
Who makes the law?
In an ideal world 

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