ERIC Number: ED374068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Fairness & Freedom. Courts as a Forum for Justice.
Hamline Univ., St. Paul, MN. School of Law.
Designed to give students in grades 5 through 12 information about the Minnesota court system, this document provides teachers and students with the necessary background materials to study Minnesota's courts. Rather than an introduction to all law, the document is limited to the function and operation of the courts. The curricular materials cover 17 topics: (1) conflict; (2) solving conflict today; (3) "Fairness and Freedom" the video; (4) Minnesota courts; (5) people in the court; (6) choosing the judge; (7) the Minnesota jury system; (8) Voir dire process; (9) You Decide: a jury simulation; (10) conciliation court; (11) juvenile justice; (12) mini-mock trials; (13) appeals; (14) mediation; (15) punishment; (16) sentencing; and (17) a question of life or death. A copy of the Minnesota Constitution also is provided. (RJC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Law Related Education, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Social Studies, State Courts
Minnesota Center for Community Legal Education, Hamline University School of Law, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hamline Univ., St. Paul, MN. School of Law.
Note: For related items, see SO 024 499 and SO 024 501-503.