ERIC Number: ED367199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons on Rights and Responsibilities.
In recognition of the needs of adults whose native languages are other than English or who possess minimal literacy skills in English, the National Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights gave a grant to the Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, Rhode Island for tutors to develop lessons on the Bill of Rights specifically for adults with low levels of basic literacy skills. This curriculum guide is the result of those efforts. In addition to the basic objectives of developing such a curriculum, the ten particpating tutors shared the added objective of bringing their adult students to an understanding of how the rights, protections, and responsibilities that come from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights affect their own life, the lives of others, and the life of the community of which they are a part. Each of the lessons is developed around each of the Amendments and include language development activities and reading, writing, and discussion activities. Appended materials include the following: the time-line for colonial resistance against England, a list of states, a Bill of Responsibilities, a summary of Due Process, the Constitutional rights of juveniles under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment, and a bibliography. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (VWL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bill of Rights; Constitutional Amendments; United States Constitution
Note: Prepared by tutors and students of Literacy Volunteers of America - Washington County, RI.