ERIC Number: ED231715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Law and Responsibilities (Law-Related Education Materials) 1982-83. Okeechobee County.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.
Teacher-developed materials for legal education in elementary and junior high schools in Florida are presented. The lessons focus on the consequences of crime and rule-breaking in terms of the law and penal systems, the victim and loved ones, the criminal and loved ones (as victims, too), and the community, which suffers and pays the costs. In the primary grades, students focus on game rules, highway and other signs as reminders of rules, school and classroom rules, bicycle safety, reward and punishment, and responsibility. Upper elementary students examine responsibility to and rules of the community, stealing, shoplifting, and assault and battery. They create a classroom rule book and discuss relevant Florida laws. Junior high school students study unusual laws in the history of the United States (e.g., crocodiles could not be tied to fire hydrants in Michigan), felonies and misdemeanors according to Florida statutes, shoplifting, duties of law enforcement officers, the criminal justice process, testifying in court, juvenile arrest, and the juvenile justice system. Other materials include a list of fundamental skills in law education; infusing law education in the social studies curriculum, grades 4, 5, and 6; the process of the criminal justice system (with forms attached); and a short bibliography for students. Activities at all levels include worksheets, role play, vocabulary exercises, discussions of hypothetical situations, and presentations by resource persons. (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.
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