ERIC Number: ED250262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Students Are Also Citizens: First Amendment Rights of Students. Revised Edition. A Student's Lesson Plan [and] A Teacher's Lesson Plan [and] A Lawyer's Lesson Plan.
Howard, Estelle; And Others
One of a series of secondary level teaching units presenting case studies with pro and con analyses of particular legal problems, the document presents a student's lesson plan, a teacher's lesson plan, and a lawyer's lesson plan for a unit on First Amendment rights of students. Designed to expose students to the 1975 Supreme Court ruling that students who have been deprived of their constitutional rights can sue for damages, the unit raises various legal questions surrounding the issue. Although similar in content, the student and teacher lesson plans are presented separately to facilitate independent or small group work by students. Activities and discussions center around a lawyer's visit to the classroom, analysis of a political cartoon, a case study ("Tinker versus Des Moines Independent School District"), a role simulation, and student readings. The lawyer's lesson plan presents a more thorough discussion of the case study, including thought-provoking questions and discussion concerning the resolution of disputes, hypothetical situations, and other court decisions and issues dealing with student rights. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Legislation, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Lesson Plans, Public Schools, Role Playing, School Law, Secondary Education, Simulation, Student Rights, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Law Related Education
Note: For similar lesson plans on different legal issues, see SO 016 039-046.