ERIC Number: ED201584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Law-Related Education in Portland: A Teacher Resource.
Burco, Donna Kay; And Others
This document identifies resources and suggests teaching strategies for use by elementary and secondary classroom teachers as they develop and implement legal education programs. Although the program was developed by teachers and legal experts for use in schools in Portland, Oregon, the developers believe that the materials can be adapted for use by teachers and curriculum developers in other locations as well. The general purpose of the document is to help teachers develop an awareness among students of the types of knowledge and skills necessary to an informed and effective citizenry. A more specific purpose is to provide information and help students develop skills pertaining to the law, the legal process, the legal system, and the fundamental principles and values on which these are based. The document is presented in four major parts. Part one explains the philosophy and objectives of the law-related program. Part two outlines law-related resources that are available through Portland Public Schools in six areas--inservice opportunities, a teacher resource bibliography, a law-related resource library, a legal education newsletter, community resources, and law-related media. Part three suggests teaching strategies, including brainstorming, force-field analysis, role playing, interpreting legal case studies, presenting alternatives to unfinished stories, creating collages, writing and acting in sociodramas, and analyzing cartoons. Suggestions are presented for tailoring the activities for use at different grade levels. The final part provides information on how the law-related theme can be infused in an interdisciplinary manner into existing curriculum at various grade levels in subjects including art, language arts, science, and social studies. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Curriculum Dept.
Identifiers: Oregon (Portland)