ERIC Number: ED250265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Keep Out - Danger! Use of Devices Which Can Cause Death or Serious Bodily Injury in Defense of Real and/or Personal Property. 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 analysis of particular legal problems, the document presents a student's lesson plan, a teacher's lesson plan, and a lawyer's lesson plan for introducing torts (any wrong, other than a breach of contract, resulting in a personal injury or property damage because of a person's failure to carry out a duty). The unit also examines circumstances under which a property owner has the privilege of using force in defense of real and/or personal property. Although similar in content, the student and teacher lesson plans are presented separately to facilitate individual or small group work by students and to provide teachers with additional background information. Following a lawyer's visit to the classroom, students examine hypothetical case studies and questions for discussion. A glossary, a reading about court systems, and a simplified view of federal and California court structures are also provided. The lawyer's lesson plan focuses on the landmark case, "Katko versus Briney", presenting thought-provoking questions and discussion concerning the use of devices which can cause death or serious bodily injury in defense of real and/or personal property. (LH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Justice, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Torts, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., 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: Katko v Briney; Law Related Education; Property Rights
Note: For similar lesson plans on different legal issues, see SO 016 038-046.