ERIC Number: ED364485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Bill of Rights Poster Series. A Teacher's Guide.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
This document is a teacher's guide to a series of mass transit advertisement posters illustrating Bill of Rights topics. The five posters in the series are discussed in five separate sections. Each section is divided into three units, each consisting of a learning activity, one for the secondary level, one for the middle school level, and one designed for the elementary level. The sections are: (1) freedom of religion, (2) freedom of speech, (3) the right to assemble, (4) the right to counsel, and (5) equal protection. The teaching strategies and classroom activities contained in the document build upon the themes illustrated by the posters. The sections include student handouts, lesson objectives, procedures, lists of books and reference materials, and questions. The activities for the elementary level include a lesson researching and discussing holidays from many cultures, a play about Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, a talk show about women in the women's suffrage movement, study of a famous case on the right to counsel, and a sampling of children's literature combined with journal writing. The middle school activities include class discussions, a study of cases, an attorney visit to the classroom, and a group chart activity. At the secondary level, activities include study of cases, speech writing, research and discussion, and a study of local and state laws. (DK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
American Bar Association, Youth Education for Citizenship, National Law-Related Education Resource Center, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights