ERIC Number: ED229317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Consequences of Law and Rule Breaking (Law Related Education Materials) 1982-83. Materials Produced by Teachers in Hardee County.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.
Approximately 60 teacher-developed activities for legal education in some Florida elementary and junior high schools focus on the consequences of breaking rules and committing crimes and on victims of crime (individuals, community, society). Most of the lessons present a brief, one-page reading followed by questions to determine students' understanding and judgment of the content. Elementary school topics include school rules on tardiness and running, thinking about intentions of certain actions, consequences of drinking and driving, trespassing, and shoplifting. Other activities involve listing classroom rewards and punishments and analyzing reaons for specific school reward and punishment rules. Junior high school readings focus on child abuse, not paying for food in a restaurant, inciting a fight, harassment, trespassing, unauthorized absence from school, cruelty to animals, and false fire alarms. A separate section contains activities for students to understand the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Sheriff's department forms for crimes against property and persons, booking, fingerprinting, and final disposition are included. Some Florida statutes relevant to specific crimes are reprinted on worksheets. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Law Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Teacher Education Center, Sebring, FL.
Note: For related document, see ED 231 686. Some small print may be marginally legible. Materials produced in Hardee County, Florida.