No, David! - Introduction to the Rule of Law


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This unit focuses on the rule of law and the impartiality of the courts, requiring students to act as a jury, writing and presenting arguments. In the book No, David! by David Shannon, a young man who is known for getting into trouble has been accused of theft. The class engages in a mock trial, character analysis, argument writing, and serves as a jury for this case.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 4 to 5

    Topics: History-Social Science, Humanities, Civics, English Language Development, English-Language Arts

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Teachers


    Instructional Strategy

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Simulations and Games; Dramatization; Simulation