Unit I: Heritage:
In this unit, you will have the opportunity to learn about the broader meaning of the term “law” and to learn about the various purposes law serves in our society. Through a variety of activities, you will have the opportunity to learn about the various sources of law and be able to identify and explain several primary sources of law and to trace the development of law from those sources. You will have the opportunity to learn about secondary sources of law , specifically our constitution, and how these sources play important roles in the functioning of the contemporary Canadian legal system. You will understand how historic cultures used law to solve problems and how those laws influence contemporary Canadian society. You will also compare and evaluate various historical methods and systems of adjudication. Some activities will show you the various classifications (types) of laws and the function of each.
Source: CLN 4U1 Course Profile