ERIC Number: ED344797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Power: Constitutional Update. Bar/School Partnership Programs Series.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
The fourth in a special series of handbooks dealing with constitutional themes, this document looks at power in the context of the U.S. Constitution. "The Constitution's Prescription for Freedom" (L. Peach) examines the separation of powers provided for in the Constitution. "The Concept of Power" (C. Roach) is a series of strategies, some using children's literature, for teaching students in grades K-6 about power. "Legislators, Police Officers, and Judges" (Utah Elementary LRE Program) is a lesson plan for grades 4-5 that helps students place public officials into three categories (rule-makers, rule-enforcers, and rule-appliers) corresponding to the three branches of government. "The Presidency" (C. Yeaton; K. Braechel) is a lesson plan designed primarily for 4th graders, but suitable for use with students through grade 6. It helps students understand the role and responsibilities of the president. "Authority" (Law in a Free Society), for grades 7-9, is a lesson designed to help students recognize that the consent of the governed is the ultimate source of authority in the U.S. political system. "Tides of Power" (J. Daly) is a lesson plan designed to show the sources of power under federal and state systems of government and is appropriate for secondary students. "When the Constitution Isn't Enough" (R. S. Peck) examines the importance of state constitutions as they relate to the federal Constitution. "Comparing State and Federal Constitutions" (L. Peach) is a lesson plan on the same topic for secondary students. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Governmental Structure, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Power Structure, Social Studies, State Government
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; Separation of Powers; United States Constitution
Note: For related documents, see EJ 335 155, and SO 020 368-377.