We can better understand the law when we understand our communities. Laws teach us how to behave properly and inform us of the rules we all must follow. So first, we need to know what a law is, who makes the laws, and how laws are made. Let’s get started!

Imagine that you and your family are sitting down to play a game. First, you would need to know the rules. Someone in your family would read the rules of the game aloud. Then, you would clearly understand how to play. The rules, just like laws, tell us how to play fairly and how to make sure that everyone is treated in the same way.

Every country has its own set of laws, and each is unique to that country. For example, in the United States, the law is that drivers must drive on the right side of the road. In England, on the other hand, the law is that drivers must drive on the left side of the road. If you and your family are traveling to England, you can see how knowing the law can keep you safe.