ERIC Number: ED255448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Law: The Language of Liberty. Supplemental Materials for Alabama Social Studies Teachers. Grade 8.
Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery.
Student activity pages, teacher background information, and lesson ideas for teaching about law in social studies classrooms are presented in this supplementary packet. Section I provides suggestions for using community resource persons and lists Alabama resources for teaching about law. Activities in Section II focus on the need for laws and include a simulation activity, a play, and an activity to introduce students to the Bill of Rights. Activities in Section III relate the Alabama court system to the federal court system. Section IV presents information and activities for teaching about civil, criminal, and juvenile law, including a game to explain the reasons for and the process of questioning witnesses; complete mock trial scripts for two criminal cases; a categorizing information activity; a legal procedures activity for special students; a research activity; and case study analyses. Activities in the fifth and final section help students understand court-related terminology using newspapers, bulletin boards, and games. Although some activities focus primarily on Alabama's legal system, they can be adapted for use in other states. Each lesson includes procedures and reproducible student handouts. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery.
Identifiers: Alabama; Law Related Education; Mock Trials
Note: For related documents, see SO 016 360-370. Produced with assistance from the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Education Association, and the Alabama Council for School Administration and Supervision.