ERIC Number: ED061131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Lessons in Conflict: Legal Education Materials for Secondary Schools.
Gibson, William M.
This guide includes 18 units, special teaching instructions, a brief history of legal assistance, a multimedia resource guide, and a list of democratic principles which are stressed repeatedly in the units. The units employ the case approach to illustrate legal issues for class problem solving. Facts, issues and laws are chosen on the basis of relevance to the daily life experience of youth, especially the disadvantaged. Avoidance of trouble with the law is the main behavioral objective. Others include: the development in youth of positive attitudes toward the legal system and its representatives; and the provision of a working knowledge of law that is relevant to their lives. Each unit includes introductory information for the teacher, teacher discussion materials, and instructional activities, some of which include instructional materials. Unit titles are: Introduction to the Law, Legal System, Consumer Rights, Torts, Criminal Law, Trial Procedure, Evidence, Juvenile Rights, Drugs, Business Organization, Property Law, Employment, Welfare, Family Law, Taxation, Eminent Domain, Special Remedies, and Law Reform. The units were originally taught by 300 law students within social studies classes during the development phase of the project. This revised material can be taught as is in one class period per week or be adapted to myriad conditions. (DJB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Citizenship, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Democratic Values, Disadvantaged Youth, Instructional Materials, Laws, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Problem Solving, Projects, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Law in the Social Studies Project, For Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Law.; Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.