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Name: Rosy Thinn

Lesson: 08
Topic: Roman Law
Grade: 7 (50minutes)
Unit Overview
Main Idea (Claim) Summative Assessment
Law is necessary in every nation in order to Group poster presentation project (at the end of the unit)
stay organized and in peace.
Law of God (love your neighbors as
yourselves) through knowing themselves
and knowing others as a good citizenship

Guiding Questions Objectives (know/understand/do/value)

The student will . . .
- Review how the Roman Laws look like
What is Roman law? - Analyze which laws are applicable in todays world
Who made the Roman laws? and which ones might need changes
How was it working (effective
- Value the law of God
or not)?
Time Instructional Procedures and Strategies
5mins Beginning the Lesson
Listing agenda on the board and welcoming students.
Opening activity
Preparation time for group project
Returning their group work paper
Opening activity: Teacher will tell a scenario related to safety rules about drinking alcohol
while driving. Imagine a person is driving a car consuming alcohol or after. What might
happen to him? What could stop him from preventing unwanted accidents?
- Students will raise their hands to answer. Lets see if they can reach the topic of today about
the importance of laws/rules for the safety of a nation.
Developing the Lesson
- Teacher will use power point slides to provide the formation of Roman Law. Remind them
to take notes.
The legal system of ancient Rome, from the time of the founding of the city in 753 BC
until the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. As a legal system, Roman
law has affected the development of law in most of Western civilization as well as in parts
of the East. It forms the basis for the law codes of most countries of continental Europe
and derivative systems elsewhere.
3mins How and who made Roman Laws?
Twelve Tables (The earliest attempt by the Romans to create a code of law was the Laws of
the Twelve Tables. A commission of ten men (Decemviri) was appointed (c. 455 B.C.) to
draw up a code of law binding on both patrician and plebeian and which consuls would
have to enforce. The commission produced enough statutes to fill ten bronze tablets. The
plebeians were dissatisfied and so a second commission of ten was therefore appointed (450
B.C.) and two additional tablets were added. What follows are a selection from the Twelve
3mins The Code of Justinian
The legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the foundation for many modern
systems of civil law.
The code was published in A.D. 529.
The Justinian Code was important as it simplified and streamlined centuries of existing
Roman laws and Justinian's own laws and into one system.
5mins Read through the slide 5 laws from the Code of Justinian. (Ask students do you agree with
this law? Do you think it is effective or not? let them share their thoughts)

Read altogether-Matthew:34-40
[Turn to your neighbor and say God loves you and I also love you.]
Are we fulfilling what God said? What do you do to show your love to others?
Evaluate some Romans Law (Individual work)
8mins Provide handouts. (there will be 5 Roman laws and 2 reflective questions)
Reflection: In a country, for what purposes do you think laws are made?
What are some laws applying in Indonesia or in your home country? (effective or not,
Closing the Lesson

- Ask one student to summarize the Roman law, todays topic.

3mins - Tell students that they are going to learn about Christianity next class.
- Preparation time for poster presentation (get into groups as usual and continue working.)
12mins - They will have to turn in the group work paper at the end of the class.
- Class dismiss
Formative Assessment Differentiation
Worksheet of Roman laws and Reflective
questions, research and preparation time for
poster presentation