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An activity which has students read two articles about the same set of real events, one focusing on the crime, and the other discussing the possibility of a civil suit. Students fill out a chart while they are reading to help them compare and contrast civil and criminal laws. Finally, a set of notes on differences between civil and criminal laws is also included for follow-up discussion.


  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


law criminal civil



Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0


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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2007-12-20.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

The review team would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your worksheet. The technical aspects of your resource are constructed accurately and will make locating it easy for the community. The content you have provided is accurate, engaging and appropriate for the grade levels indicated. It would be helpful to include an answer key. The reviewers applaud your thoughtfulness in constructing such an engaging activity. We appreciate your willingness to donate to Curriki and hope you will inspire other colleagues to do the same.

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