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May 08, 2014

Unfairness Under the Law

Grade Level:




This structured discussion activitity helps participants understand that legal decisions are made in a world in which things are rarely clear cut. Implementing various public policies challenge our assumptions of fairness and equality; our system is created to try to find a balance in our treatment of each other. This section challenges participants to assess “fairness” in a variety of contexts. 


Time needed:

60 minutes


Materials required:

Unfairness Under the Law Discussion Plan

Handour-ready hypotheticals

Unfairness Under the Law PowerPoint


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices