How a law is made

How a law is made - Grades 3 and 4

The 'How a Law is Made' resource activities are designed for grades 3 to 6, but can easily be adapted for Years 7 to 12 as either refarmilarisation or consolidation activities. The activities look at why we have rules and laws and the differences between them. This can be used in conjunction with our video 'Parliament of Victoria explains: How Parliament makes laws', with some questions to help student understanding of this process.

If you're looking to dig a little deeper, we've also provided a brief overview of the law commonly known as 'Oscar's Law' and some links to the Committee Inquiry and Government report. This could also be used as a case study for exploring how a law is made.

Alternatively, the Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee are conducted an inquiry into the use of school buses in rural and regional Victoria. This could be a great case study (no matter where you live) for the role committees play in making laws. More information, including the terms of reference for the inquiry and the process of making a submission, can be found on the inquiry webpage.

Teacher guide, how a law is made, primary

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