We the People: Law & Civics in America
Mr. LaFortune



Law Links


UNIT I

Lesson 1: What is Law?

   Video 1.1 Rule of Law (4:23)

   Website 1.2 Blackstone’s Commentaries

Lesson 2: Types of Law

   Video 2.1 Criminal v. Civil (5:50)

   Website 2.2 Freedom House Map

   Website 2.3 State Department Human Rights Reports

   Video 2.4 Human Rights Concerns (6:40)

Lesson 3: Civics

   Video 3.1 Seven Principles Rap (3:04)

   Video 3.2 Constitutional Basics (7:53)

   Video 3.3 Basic Civics- Legal System (8:13)

   Video 3.4 Federal v. State Power (to 7:27)

Lesson 4: Administrative Agencies & International Law

   Video 4.1 Administrative Agencies (6:45)

   Video 4.2 UN International Organizations

Lesson 5: Civic Duties, Advocacy, & Voting

   Website 5.1 Advocacy Groups A-Z

   Website 5.2 Voting Statistics

   Website 5.3 Voting Information in Massachusetts

   Website 5.4 Online Voter Registration in Massachusetts

Lesson 6: Settling Disputes

   Video 6.1 Alternative Dispute Resolution (to 8:43)

   Video 6.2 Negotiation (11:50)

Lesson 7: Adversarial Sysytem & Stste v. Federal Jurisdiction

   Video 7.1 Court System (6:58)

   Video 7.2 Criminal Process (3:19)

   Video 7.3 Trial Steps (3:41)

   Video 7.4 Jury Selection (2:00)

Lesson 8: Different Types of Courts

   Video 8.1 State v. Federal Courts (2:36)

   Video 8.2 Massachusetts Court System(1:24)

   Website 8.3 Massachusetts Courts

   Video 8.4 U.S. Supreme Court (6:53)

Lesson 9: Precedent & Legal Ethics

   Video 9.1 Marbury & Judicial Review (8:00)

   Video 9.2 Stare Decisis (4:08)

Lessons 10-14: End of Unit





UNIT II

Lesson 15: Crime in America

   Video 15.1 Crime Background (11:30)

   Website 15.2 Uniform Crime Reports

   Website 15.3 FBI Crime Report

   Video 15.4 Crime Rates (9:05)

Lesson 16: Gangs & Substance Abuse

   Video 16.1 Gang Facts (4:17)

   Website 16.2 National Institute on Drug Abuse

   Website 16.3 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services

   Website 16.4 Treatment Center Locator

   Video 16.5 Why do People Abuse Substances (10:28)

   Video 16.6 Use Leading to Abuse (8:06)

Lesson 17: Crime Victims, Requirements, & Categories

   Website 17.1 National Center for Victims of Crime

   Website 17.2 Findlaw Resources for Crime Victims

   Website 17.3 Office for Victims of Crimes

   Website 17.4 Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry

   Video 17.5 Victims' Rights (2:29)

   Video 17.6 Mens Rea (1:12)

   Video 17.7 Strict Liability Crimes (2:36)

   Video 17.8 Mens Rea & Actus Reus (3:11)

   Video 17.9 Criminal Law Basics (3:20)

   Video 17.10 Accessories & Conspiracies (4:10)

Lesson 18: Homicide

   Video 18.1 Homicide (2:40)

   Video 18.2 Types of Homicide (5:54)

   Video 18.3 Homicide Examples (4:58)

   Video 18.4 Encouraging Suicide- A Crime? (2:42)

   Website 18.5 Teen Who Encouraged Suicide Update

   Website 18.6 Suicide Help

Lesson 19: Crimes Against A Person

   Video 19.1 Assault & Battery (2:05)

   Video 19.2 Unusual Assault (1:39)

   Website 19.3 Stop Bullying

   Video 19.4 Date Rape (5:34)

   Website 19.5 Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault

Lesson 20: Crimes Against Property

   Video 20.1 Cybercrime Pandemic (3:20)

   Video 20.2 Cybercrime Explosion (14:27)

   Video 20.3 Smart Phones (8:28)

   Website 20.4 National Cyber Security Alliance

Lesson 21: Criminal Defenses

   Video 21.1 Defense of Property in Massachusetts (1:35)

Lesson 22: Searches & Arrests

   Video 22.1 Reasonable Suspicion (19:34)

   Video 22.2 Searches & Seizures (7:37)

Lesson 23: Criminal Pre-Trial Process

   Video 23.1 Due Process & the 4th, 5th, & 6th Amendments (8:28)

   Video 23.2 Miranda v. Arizona (5:00)

Lesson 24: Criminal Trial Process

   Video 24.1 Massachusetts Juror Orientation (18:39)

   Website 24.2 Massachusetts Office of Jury Commissioner

   Video 24.3 Creative Sentencing (7:30)

Lesson 25: Purpose of Punishment

   Video 25.1 Purpose of Prisons (10:33)

   Video 25.2 Prisons Turned into Schools (12:24)

   Video 25.3 Business Training for Inmates (6:52)

Lesson 26: Juvenile Crime

   Video 26.1 Juvenile Justice System (4:48)

   Website 26.2 Massachusetts Juvenile Court

   Website 26.3 Department of Youth Services

   Video 26.4 Juvenile Justice Reform (6:05)

   Video 26.5 Daniel (5:28)

   Video 26.6 Cyntoia Brown (7:49)

   Video 26.7 Cyntoia Brown Update (2:23)

Lesson 27: Law & Terrorism

   Website 27.1 National Counterterrorism Center (Methods & Tactics of Terrorism)

   Website 27.2 Terrorist Groups

   Website 27.3 State Department Travel Advisories

   Website 27.4 Department of Homeland Security

   Website 27.5 FBI & Terrorism

   Website 27.6 UN Counterterrorism Documents

   Video 27.7 Counterterrorism Efforts NCTC (4:01)

   Video 27.8 Mass Surveillance (6:13)

Lessons 28-33: End of Unit





UNIT III

Lesson 34: Intro to Torts

   Video 34.1 Civil v. Criminal Distinction (2:11)

   Video 34.2 Civil v. Criminal, Common Law v. Statute Law, & Tort v. Contract (10:20)

   Video 34.3 Ralph Nader's American Museum of Tort Law (6:26)

   Website 34.4 American Museum of Tort Law

   Website 34.5 Cornell Legal Information Institute

Lesson 35: Tort Basics

   Video 35.1 Three Types of Torts (3:56 to 7:38)

   Video 35.2 Prima Facie Case (10:18 to 13:05)

   Video 35.3 Car Insurance Basics (22:27)

   Website 35.4 Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance

Lesson 36: Intentional Torts Elements, Assault, & Battery

   Video 36.1 Act & Intent in Intentional Torts (to 5:37)

   Video 36.2 Assault & Battery (to 2:28)

   Video 36.3 Battery (8:22)

   Video 36.4 Assault (5:09-8:12)

   Video 36.5 Happy Gilmore Clip (2:13)

Lesson 37: Intentional Torts: IIED & False Imprisonment

   Video 37.1 False Imprisonment Brief Explanation (8:15 to 9:33)

   Video 37.2 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (2:25)

   Video 37.3 IIED Explained (1:31)

   Video 37.4 False Imprisonment (2:29-3:26)

   Video 37.5 False Imprisonment Explained (2:16)

   Video 37.6 Home Alone II Clip (2:30)

   Video 37.7 Cinderella Clip (2:06)

Lesson 38: Intentional Torts Against Real Property

   Video 38.1 Intentional Torts Against Property (3:26 to 5:25)

   Video 38.2 Trespass to Land, Trespass to Chattels, & Conversion (9:33-12:22)

   Video 38.3 Conversion & Example (2:05)

   Video 38.4 Cinderella Another Scene (1:53)

Lesson 39: Defamation, Defenses, & Intellectual Property

   Video 39.1 Defamation (to 2:40)

   Video 39.2 Defenses to Defamation (3:04)

   Video 39.3 Crazy Old Maurice (3:04)

   Video 39.4 Defenses to Intentional Torts (3:45)

   Video 39.5 Intellectual Property (10:09)

   Website 39.6 U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Lesson 40: Negligence Elements

   Video 40.1 Negligence Overview (9:04)

   Video 40.2 Negligence Causation (3:15)

   Video 40.3 Causation Examples (3:14)

   Video 40.4 Proximate Cause (6:24)

Lesson 41: Defenses to Negligence

   Video 41.1 Damages & Defenses (3:50)

   Video 41.2 Contributory & Comparative Negligence (2:13)

   Video 41.3 Negligence McDonald's Case (12:14)

Lesson 42: Strict Liability & Public Policy

   Video 42.1 Strict Liability in Tort (2:56)

   Video 42.2 Products Liability Overview (4:36)

   Video 42.3 Products Liability (6:56)

   Website 42.4 Consumer Product Safety Commission

Lessons 43-48: End of Unit





UNIT IV

Lesson 49: Contract Basics

   Video 49.1 Contracts are Everywhere! (to 3:17)

   Video 49.2 What is a Contract? (2:53)

   Video 49.3 Mutual Assent (to 3:13)

   Video 49.4 Mirror Image Rule (2:18)

   Video 49.5 Exchange of Promises/Performance (5:52)

   Video 49.6 Consideration (4:35)

   Video 49.7 Promissory Estoppel (2:19)

Lesson 50: Contract Formation

   Video 50.1 Valid, Void, or Voidable (5:41)

   Video 50.2 Performance, Substantial Performance, Breach (3:13)

   Video 50.3 Little Mermaid Clip (3:50)

Lesson 51: Contract Performance & Breach

   Video 51.1 Express & Implied Contracts (3:11)

   Video 51.2 Bilateral & Unilateral Contracts (2:26)

   Video 51.3 Statute of Frauds (4:05)

   Video 51.4 Breach, Damages, & Remedies in Contract (5:32)

Lesson 52: Express & Implied Warranties

   Video 52.1 Uniform Commercial Code (2:11)

   Video 52.2 Parol Evidence Rule (4:56)

   Video 52.3 Parol-Ambiguity (8:57)

   Video 52.4 Warranty Basics (4:09)

   Website 52.5 Implied Warranty of Merchantability

   Website 52.6 Implied Warranty of Fitness

Lesson 53: Credit, Banking, & the Consumer

   Video 53.1 Banking Explained (6:09)

   Video 53.2 Banking (7:40)

   Video 53.3 Credit or Debit? (8:10)

   Video 53.4 Foreclosure Explained (1:59)

   Website 53.5 FDIC

   Website 53.6 Credit Reporting

   Website 53.7 CFPB

   Website 53.8 Bankruptcy

   Website 53.9 BBB

   Website 53.10 Consumer Reports

Lesson 54: Consumer Protection

   Website 54.1 Consumer Protection in Massachusetts

   Website 54.2 Massachusetts Attorney General

   Website 54.3 MGL c. 93A

   Video 54.4 Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law and Shopping Guide (8:38)

   Website 54.6 Federal Bureau of Consumer Protection (Federal Trade Commission)

   Website 54.7 CPSC

   Website 54.8 Buying a Used Car

   Video 54.9 Buying a Used Car (0:58)

   Website 54.10 Massachusetts Lemon Law

Lesson 55: Housing & Leases

   Website 55.1 Massachusetts Fair Housing Law

   Website 55.2 Massachusetts Housing Registry

   Website 55.3 U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

   Website 55.4 Massachusetts Housing Court

   Website 55.5 Sturbridge Inspectional Services

   Video 55.6 Landlord-Tenant Law (to 4:22)

   Video 55.7 Eviction Law (3:50)

Lessons 56-57: End of Unit





UNIT V

Lesson 58: Marriage Law

   Website 58.1 Marriage in Massachusetts

   Video 58.2 Pros & Cons of Marriage (10:55)

   Video 58.3 Extension of Marriage Benefits/Minimal Marriage Debate (5:46)

   Video 58.4 Marriage-Friends With Legal Benefits (5:36)

Lesson 59: Spousal Abuse

   Video 59.1 Spousal Abuse (13:40)

   Website 59.2 Domestic Violence Hotline

   Website 59.3 RAINN

   Website 59.4 National Sexual Violence Resource Center

   Website 59.5 National Center for Victims of Crime

   Website 59.6 National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

   Website 59.7 EMERGE: A Men's Counseling Service

   Video 59.8 Abuse Story of Emma Murphy (12:21)

Lesson 60: Parents & Children

   Video 60.1 Should We Have Children? (6:45)

   Website 60.2 UNICEF-International Child Protection

   Website 60.3 Child Abuse Hotline

   Website 60.4 Child Abuse & Neglect in Massachusetts

   Website 60.5 National Child Resources & Agencies

   Video 60.6 Children & Discipline (3:08)

   Video 60.7 Best Parent Ever? (4:52)

Lesson 61: DCF, Foster Care, & Adoption Law

   Website 61.1 Child Custody & Parenting Time in Massachusetts

   Website 61.2 Department of Children & Families

   Video 61.3 DCF Investigation Stage (7:26)

   Video 61.4 DCF Child Removal (4:51)

   Video 61.5 DCF Termination of Parental Rights (4:35)

   Website 61.6 Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

   Website 61.7 Adopt U.S. Kids

   Website 61.8 Inter-Country Adoption

   Video 61.9 Adoption Process (14:02)

Lesson 62: Separation & Divorce

   Website 62.1 Massachusetts Divorce, Separation, & Annulment Law Resources

   Website 62.2 Divorce & Children Resources

   Website 62.3 Separation & Divorce Resources

   Website 62.4 Massachusetts Child & Family Law Resources

   Video 62.5 Child Custody in Divorce (4:02)

   Video 62.6 No Fault Divorce (4:50)

   Video 62.7 The Debate Over No Fault Divorce (5:38)

   Video 62.8 Relationship Advice? (2:33)

Lesson 63: Government Aid to Families

   Website 63.1 Social Security Administration

   Website 63.2 Aid to Families with Dependent Children (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

   Website 63.3 Food & Nutrition Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

   Website 63.4 Low Income Housing (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development)

   Website 63.5 Low Income Housing in Massachusetts

   Website 63.6 Tax Breaks (Internal Revenue Service)

   Website 63.7 Medicare

   Website 63.8 Medicaid

   Website 63.9 Massachusetts Public Assistance for Low Income Families

   Website 63.10 Government Loans & Grants for College (U.S. Department of Education)

   Video 63.11 Federal Student Aid (2:14)

Lesson 64: Estate Planning

   Website 64.1 Massachusetts Intestacy Statute

   Website 64.2 Massachusetts Family & Probate Court

   Video 64.3 Wills & Trusts (1:30)

   Video 64.4 Estate Planning Basics (15:00)

   Video 64.5 Estate Tax (5:11)

   Video 64.6 Current Estate Tax Law

Lessons 65-66: End of Unit

Lesson 67: Legal Writing Workshop

   Website: IRAC Format

Lessons 68-72: Student Book Projects & Final Project Presentations

Lesson 73: Final Exam

   Video: Bar Exam & Should I Go to Law School? (4:55)

Jeopardy Review Games

   Jeopardy Law Unit I Round I

   Jeopardy Law Unit I Round II

   Jeopardy Law Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Law Unit II Round II

   Jeopardy Law Unit II Round III

   Jeopardy Law Unit III Round I

   Jeopardy Law Unit III Round II

   Jeopardy Law Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Law Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Law Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Law Unit V Round II







Copyright © 2019 Erik LaFortune. All rights reserved.