ERIC Number: ED180909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Descriptors for Law-Related Education.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This guide provides a framework for developing a law-related curriculum in grades K-12. It is presented in nine major sections. Section I discusses the rationale for including law-related education in the curriculum. The rationale is that in order for citizens to make conscious choices, they must understand legal processes, reason through the need for law, and confront the alternatives to a society governed by law. Section II outlines goals in terms of skills, knowledge, democratic attitudes, and ethics. Section III defines the law-related concepts of social contract, law, justice, legitimacy, authority, privacy, due process, property, the legal system, freedom, and ethics. Section IV discusses a foundation for law-related education based on fulfilling society's basic needs through the U.S. Constitution. Section V briefly discusses curriculum design at the elementary, junior high, and senior high school levels. Section VI provides a K-12 law-related curriculum cycle in chart form. Section VII describes community, state, and national resources and 15 Wisconsin pilot programs to develop law-related materials. Section VIII summarizes recommended activities including field trips, case studies, audiovisual presentations, and games. The final section lists resources for print and non-print media and for games and simulations. (KC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Citizenship, Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 291