Focus question 3: Why should laws apply equally and be public?
Conduct all activities.
Handouts 5, 6, 8, 10.
Handouts 7 and 9 as OHTs.
Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3 | Activity 4 | Activity 5 | Assessment
Activity 1: Instant replay
Vocabulary: call a break, score goals, umpire, out of bounds, influence.
- Conduct Activity 1 as described.
- Consider placing ESL learners in Group C for this activity as this role can be most easily explained.
Activity 2: Only a few knew!
Vocabulary: forum, public, patrician, magistrate, judge, court cases, plebeian, vote, placard, protest rally.
- Conduct Activity 2 as described.
- For 2b, explain the vocabulary when showing the OHT (Handout 6) and allow ESL learners to work in pairs.
Activity 3: The law before and after
Vocabulary: plebeian protest, consul, Senate, Senator, Assembly, citizen, tribunes, The Twelve Tables.
- Conduct Activity 3 as described.
- Explain the vocabulary when showing the OHTs (Handouts 7 and 9)
- Allow ESL learners to work in pairs for parts 3b - 3d.
Activity 4: The Twelve Tables
Vocabulary: wail, executed, trial, absolute power.
- Prepare the laws of The Twelve Tables on a chart to assist discussion.
- Conduct Activity 4 as described.
- Relate The Twelve Tables to other written tables of laws with which students may be familiar, the Ten Commandments, for example.
Activity 5: What makes laws fair?
- Conduct Activity 5 as described.
- Check that ESL learners understand the distinctions between the statements on Handout 10.
Back to 'Rules and Laws - At a glance'
- Assess ESL learners' responses on Handout 10 only.