ERIC Number: ED374063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Your Court. How the Rhode Island Judiciary System Works. First Edition and Teacher's Resource Book.
Leonard, Donald E.
The first part of this document, designed for middle school students, describes the Rhode Island court system. A history of the court in Rhode Island, an explanation of courts and their jurisdictions, the jury, appointment and duties of judges, court personnel, and sentencing are explained. An appendix outlines the rights of crime victims, the accused and defendants, and those found guilty. The second part of the document is designed for middle school teachers and contains a collection of sample lessons, graphics, and class activities for use with the student text, "Your Court." It includes a glossary of legal terms, activities to help students learn about the Rhode Island courts, and suggestions for additional resources. (RJC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Judges, Court Role, Criminal Law, Due Process, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Juries, Law Related Education, Middle Schools, Sentencing, Social Studies, State Courts
Ocean State Center for Law and Citizen Education, 22 Hayes Street, Room B-15, Province, RI 02908.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rhode Island Bar Association, Providence.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ocean State Center for Law & Citizen Education, Providence, RI.
Identifiers: Rhode Island
Note: For related materials, see SO 024 491-492.