To ensure that democracy works for all of us, we need to understand what democracy is, how democracy works, and how checks and balances keep the powerful in check. Democracy and the Rule of Law begins with the idea of democracy, then scaffolds students into understandings about liberal democratic systems of government and the rule of law.
Direct democracy gives voters the power to decide what the law should be. Direct Democracy looks at the origins of direct democracy in ancient Greece, moves students through Saskatchewan’s history with and current legislation governing direct democracy, and closes with critical considerations of the merits and drawbacks of direct democratic rule.
William Golding's tale of boys stranded on a tropical island has been described as "a compulsory stop of any surveyor of the English novel after the Second World War." Lord of the Flies: The Novel Study uses the Law 30 curriculum as a frame to provoke classroom discussion and critical thought about the ideas of the rule of law and the process of governance.