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Our comprehensive range of legal resources are designed to engage and inform young people about the law. We bring real and complex issues to life through discussion-led exercises that promote critical thinking and enquiry skills. This promotes deeper thinking and… Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5


Social Media and the Law

In this lesson students will explore the law in relation to social media posts, the types of offences that people are committing (whether knowingly or not), the types of punishments that have been given and the potential dangers involved in… Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3


Cyberbullying

During this lesson students will explore the law in relation to cases of online bullying and the actions of school students. The focus of the lesson is on what might be considered inappropriate and the potential consequences of such behaviour. Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3


Sexting and the Law

During this lesson students will explore what the law says in relation to the sending of sexually explicit images by those aged under 18. The lesson concludes by examining two scenarios of young people involved in the sending of such… Read More
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An Introduction to Discrimination Law

This lesson looks at the development of anti-discrimination law, the different types of discrimination and how the law deals with them.  It is the perfect introduction to the law surrounding discrimination.  It can be delivered as a standalone lesson or… Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3


Human Rights

In this lesson students will learn about and discuss some of the human rights that apply in England and Wales. By the end of the lesson students will understand the nature of human rights and have considered a number of… Read More
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Key Stage 4



Citizenship – a privilege or a right? (FREE)

The story of Shamima Begum continues to hit the headlines as the news breaks that she will be entitled to legal aid to fight the decision made to revoke her citizenship. Opinions remain divided. Should tax payers foot the bill for her appeal? Was the original decision to revoke her citizenship legal? What do your students’ think? Was the decision legal? Ethical? Our free resource pack helps answer some of these questions. During the course of this three lesson unit students research what the law says about the rights of British citizens and critically examine whether there are any circumstances where it is legally or ethically appropriate to revoke a person’s citizenship. Read More
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Consumer Law

Have your students ever purchased something online that didn’t work, or wasn’t as described? Did they know what to do about it? This lesson explores the law concerning buying and selling goods and services highlighting what your rights and responsibilities… Read More
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Key Stage 4


Employment Law

This lesson explores the law that applies to young workers and what they can do if they believe their legal rights at work are not being upheld.    … Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3


Ethics, Innovation and the Law

In this lesson students examine how technology has changed over the last half a century and consider who should be held accountable for ensuring technology is used in a responsible way. Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5 - Uncategorized


Family Law – Children and Parents – Coming Soon

This lesson explores the law relating to parental rights and responsibilities.  During the lesson students examine what responsibilities parents have and consider whether they think these are fair.  Students also look at a case study of what happens if a… Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3


Family Law – Cohabitation and Marriage

During the course of the lesson students will learn the difference between marriage and cohabitation and consider which is most appropriate in a number of scenarios. Students will also explore the changing attitudes to marriage and cohabitation in England and… Read More
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Key Stage 4


Housing Law

During this lesson students will look at some of the legal issues concerning housing and places where people live, including common landlord and tenant issues and issues linked to social housing. Housing law is a complicated issue that will affect… Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5



Law Makers

This lesson introduces students to the concepts of how laws are made in the UK and explores who influences the law.  Students examine a number of key figures within society exploring what influence they have over the law.  They are… Read More
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Key Stage 4 - Key Stage 3 - Key Stage 5


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