ERIC Number: ED173459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Individual Rights: Rights of the Accused/Freedom of Expression. A Resource Manual for Teachers. Second Edition.
Richert, E. Susanne; Irvin, Patricia L.
This guide is designed to help teachers provide their students with a basic understanding of the American legal system. It concentrates on the foundation of law, criminal procedures, and the laws and court decisions which protect the rights of the accused and freedom of expression. Included are case studies, simulation activities, role play, field study and interning possibilities, as well as value strategies. The first chapter emphasizes the aims and methods of teaching law. The other chapters deal with different aspects of the unit and are topically arranged to include the following: (1) curriculum objectives; (2) teacher background information; (3) motivating strategies; (4) activities to develop knowledge; (5) student handouts; (6) vocabulary; (7) concluding activities; (8) author references and suggested readings; and (9) audio visual materials. An appendix lists resources available to teachers and includes such materials as a legal glossary, an outline of the judicial system, and excerpts from the constitution relevant to the topics covered. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
Note: For a related document, see ED 110 392; Not available in hard copy due to institution's restriction