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The Path to Maine Lawmaking - Maine Department of the Secretary of State

Teaching Guide and Activities

People to People: Legislating Maine


Learning Outcomes

At the end of Lesson 6 students will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of an effective citizen.
  • Evaluate and defend positions on current issues regarding individual rights and judicial protection.
  • Describe and analyze the process by which a proposed law is adopted, including the role of governmental and non-governmental influences.
  • Explain the history and functions of Maine state government including the Constitution of Maine .

Final Activity

  • Allow class time for students to take the post-test over People to People: Legislating Maine .
  • Collect portfolio/folders/notebooks for “The Path to Maine Lawmaking.”


  • Copies of test.
  • Copies of evaluations for each portfolio/folder/notebook.


  • Grade post-tests and compare results with students' results on pre-tests.
  • Use form to evaluate folders/notebooks.