ERIC Number: ED344794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Liberty: Constitutional Update. Bar/School Partnership Programs Series.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
This is the first of four special handbooks on constitutional themes. "The Idea of Liberty" (I. Starr) suggests that for teaching purposes, the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights is an excellent operating definition of liberty. "Introducing the First Amendment" (D. Sorenson) is a lesson plan for use with upper elementary and middle school students. "The Bill of Rights" (C. Yeaton; K. Braechel) is a lesson plan designed to introduce that document to students in grades 4-6. "Freedom of Speech" and "Freedom of Speech and Expression" (D. Greenawald) are lesson plans for grades 4-6 and 7-12 respectively, designed to teach students why freedom of speech is important in a democracy. "Come to the First Amendment Fair" (A. Blum) is a lesson plan for secondary students that focuses on the standards that may limit government in the free speech area. "Going beyond Darwin" (M. Croddy) examines legislation and court cases that have influenced what is taught in schools concerning evolution. "The Religious Guarantees" (National Archives), a lesson plan for use with secondary students, examines the two guarantees of the First Amendment that relate to religion. "Our Freedom to Assemble and Associate" (A. Blum), for use in grades 9-12, looks at these freedoms. "It's My Life" (J. D. Bloom), for use in secondary grades, focuses on governmental power. "Historical Foundations of Individual Liberties" (S. Jenkins), for grades 9-12, helps students understand how the historical antecedents of the Bill of Rights affect their daily lives. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, State Church Separation
American Bar Association, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers: American Bar Association; Bill of Rights; First Amendment; Religious Freedom; United States Constitution
Note: For related documents, see EJ 335 155, and SO 020 368-378.