ERIC Number: ED348252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
LRE Project Exchange. Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 1986.
LRE Project Exchange, v6 n1 Spr 1986
Lawyers who volunteer to teach youngsters about law and the legal process will find this special issue of "LRE Project Exchange," which contains lesson plans and suggestions from teachers and other lawyers, useful. "Sure-Fire Presentations" (A. Gallagher) offers practical suggestions for making classroom presentations more effective. "The Case of the Professional Tap Dancer" (A. Gallagher) is a lesson plan for use with early elementary students that examines rights in conflict and conflict resolution. "Teaching about Contracts" (L. E. Shefsky) uses role-playing to introduce children in grades K-4 to some of the main concepts involved in contract law. "People Who Make Courts Work" (D. Greenawald) is a lesson plan designed to teach students in grades K-3 about due process."Mediation and the Adversary Process" (M. Smith) can be used with students in grades 5-12. This lesson plan focuses on conflict resolution by contrasting mediation with the adversarial process. "Teaching about Search and Seizure" presents strategies for introducing students in grades 9-12 to the Fourth Amendment by applying Fourth Amendment protections to school situations. "How Judges Decide" (S. S. Abrahamson) is a presentation intended for middle and secondary students that explains the Wisconsin judicial system using audience participation. It could be adapted for use in any state. "Twelve Hints for Lawyers" (L. A. Williamson, Jr.) offers 12 suggestions for lawyers preparing to address public school students. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Conflict Resolution, Contracts, Court Judges, Curriculum Enrichment, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Lesson Plans, Role Playing, Search and Seizure, Social Studies, Student Rights, Teaching Methods
American Bar Association, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; 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: Fourth Amendment; Mediation
Note: For related documents, see ED 335 155 and ED 344 787-797.