ERIC Number: ED247190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Law in the Classroom: Activities and Resources. Revised.
Turner, Mary Jane; Parisi, Lynn
This K-12 handbook is designed for law and justice professionals who serve as resource persons and for classroom teachers working with resource persons. The book is arranged in four parts. The introduction provides an overview, explains the use of the handbook, presents background for the teacher on using community resources, and offers practical teaching tips for resource persons. Part 2 explains a variety of strategies designed to involve students actively in the learning process. Strategies include case studies, mock trials, moot courts, pro se courts, brainstorming, dilemmas, games, police activities, and field trips. Classroom procedures, instructions for implementation, and several law-related activities targeted for various grade levels are outlined for each strategy. Part 3 contains activities for specific law-related content areas. Activities focus on introducing students to law, individual rights, criminal law, civil law, and civil court procedure. The sections on individual law and civil law are subdivided into categories of freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, search and seizure, family law, consumer law, property law, environmental law, and torts. The activities in parts 2 and 3 include 78 reproducible student handouts. Part 4 suggests additional resources, including state and national law-related education programs, multimedia resources, games and software, print materials, and ERIC resources. (LP)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Constitutional History, Consumer Education, Court Litigation, Criminal Law, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Justice, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Police Action, Resource Materials, Simulation, Social Problems, Social Studies
SSEC Publications, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($24.95 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 179 468.