ERIC Number: ED049130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Bill of Rights Newsletter. Volume 5, Number 1.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
The biannual Newsletter, directed to secondary school teachers, now has a supplement, Bill of Rights Today, for student use. The student newsletter contains materials intended to stimulate discussion and class work on the subject of change in the school, community, and nation. In this issue articles on Common Cause, National Rifle Association, and Ecology Commandos illustrate public pressure for change based on different means and objectives. Featured articles for analysis and discussion are on the flag salute revision proposed by former U.S. Commissioner of Education James Allen, and an underground high school newspaper controversy. To illustrate redress of grievance through the judicial system eight cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are surveyed. The teachers Newsletter presents background information on the subject and emphasizes the need for using the community as an action laboratory so that students can discover for themselves how the system functions and where it can be effectively improved. Sections on Using the Newsletter with Students, and Books of Interest are included. Future issues of this newsletter are available only from the Foundation. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Civics, Civil Liberties, Community Action, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Newsletters, Political Issues, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Change, Social Studies, Values Education
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 609 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1012, Los Angeles, California 90017 (Subscription, $2.00; Single Issue, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.