ERIC Number: ED216189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Know Your Laws.
Watson, Joan Q.
These 24 self-contained competency-based modules are designed to acquaint Florida adult students with laws they will meet in everyday life; fundamentals of local, state, and federal governments; and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. (The 130 objectives are categorized in the first three levels of the Cognitive Domain and parallel the Adult Performance Level competencies.) Rationale and terminal performance objectives are first presented. Each module may contain some or all of the following: objectives, vocabulary list with definitions, enabling activities, resources needed, synopsis of film(s) listed as resources, and handout(s). Topics covered include need for laws, driving laws and signs, voting duties and responsibilities of citizens, consumer law, citizen rights, legal importance of name, need for lawyer, legal documents, social legislation, Florida police, local government, elected county government, state officials, Florida governor, Florida laws, how a bill becomes a law (state and federal), powers of the president, United States Court System, Miranda warnings, felonies versus misdemeanors, court appearances, juvenile justice system, and juvenile delinquent and PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision). Other materials include an answer sheet, competency task matrix, and bibliography. Also, teacher's instructional guide is attached. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Court Litigation, Courts, Delinquency, Federal Government, Laws, Learning Modules, Legal Education, Legislation, Local Government, Police, State Government, Voting, Voting Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Flagler County District School Board, Bunnell, FL.
Note: For related documents see CE 032 532-537.